Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Development Kit bringup

Unboxing and getting started with the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 development kit includes the following steps:

Included in the Box

Your Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Development Kit box includes the following items:

Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Core Kit:

Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Vision Kit:

Additional Optional Accessories (Purchased Separately):

Image of the development kit with some optional accessories is shown below.

Downloading software tools and SDK’s

Note: The development kit does not have a system image that is pre-installed, so the LED's on the board will not turn on until you download the required tools and go through the build and flash process as shown below.

SDK Manager, Tflash, USB drivers etc., can be downloaded from the Thundercomm website after creating an account.

Build and Flash
Steps to flash the system images on the development kit can be found here:

  • Flash images
    Instructions to build the System images and flash it on the development boards is included in the Readme for the SDK Manager or the SDK Manager users guide

Once you have finished the build and flash process, below are some additional steps needed to set up your development kit and get started with your projects:

Additional ResourcesThis getting started documentation includes a Quick Start Guide, Software Reference Manual and Hardware Reference Manual that can be accessed on the left-hand navigation plane. Once you are familiar with the platform, additional documentation can be found on Thundercomm’s website or on qualcomm.com.

Sample apps
Sample apps are available on GitHub and show how to use the software stack to kick start your projects.