Our team is starting to get ready for the upcoming season and we are trying to figure out which way we want to apply vision.
We have in our shop a Nvidia Jetson Tk1, last year I had a hard time working with it, I didn’t manage very well with the Linux and couldn’t find good examples and tutorials online for using the tk1 in frc.
The only way I got it to work is by compiling the vision code natively on the Jetson and send values via networktables to the roborio.
It was working fine, but in order to change the code on the Jetson I had to plug in into a screen and the overall working with it was very uncomfortable.
I understand that the new limelight is excellent for vision, but I have a dilemma, should i pay around 400-500 dollars for it when I already have the Jetson tk1 (who I understand is already considered an old version of the Jetson).
I think I can convince my team to buy the limelight, but it would hurt our budget.
Is the limelight worth buying when you have the Jetson tk1?