Exclusive 50% Off: NVIDIA Jetson TK1 DevKit — for Just $99

Other Boards Technology
NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Developer Kit
The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 DevKit

NVIDIAWe’re seeing the advent of a new generation of “autonomous” devices — driver-less cars, drones, robots, or, you name it, that can operate by “seeing,” processing, and responding on their own.  But to exercise that almost human-like judgment requires massive amounts of computing power.

Supercomputers used to cost millions. Not so much anymore. Now it’s possible for Makers to take advantage of similarly intense processing oomph — and for just $99.

That’s the nearly 50%-off price being offered to our Make: community under an exclusive deal from graphics-powerhouse NVIDIA for its Jetson TK1 Developer Kit, its embedded systems solution. It’s like getting a big brain on a budget.

NVIDIA compares the Jetson TK1 to a supercomputer for a good reason: It offers 192 cores of the same high-performance, power-efficient NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPU that drives the world’s brainiest machines and top PC gaming systems.

To take advantage of this special offer just go to the NVIDIA store and order your NVIDIA Jetson TK1 developer kit. At checkout, use this promo code: MAKEJTK1.

What kind of project would use all that power? NVIDIA suggests there’s enough power in the Jetson TK1 DevKit to take on a project for a self-driving vehicle. Who says you have to take a backseat to Google, Tesla, or Apple, or any other real or reported driver-less developer?

Parrot, the giant French tech company, has been using the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 to develop drones that don’t need GPS. Instead they would have enough computing power aboard to see, process, understand, and navigate the landscape — even sudden obstacles.

The June Intelligent Oven uses the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor — the same one at the heart of the Jetson TK1 DevKit — to make critical cooking decisions based partly on what its cameras “see,” like whether a bagel half is facing up or down.

The Jetson TK1 Developer Kit  includes the development board, AC adapter with power cord, USB Micro-B to USB A adapter, and Quick Start Guide.

NVIDIA also offers some deep resources for developers, including its online developer tools and resources site and its developer community.

To learn more, check out www.nvidia.com/makejetson.


10 thoughts on “Exclusive 50% Off: NVIDIA Jetson TK1 DevKit — for Just $99

  1. aleroe says:

    I remember when the US was concerned about selling supercomputers to the USSR because they could be used for nuclear weapons research. Now we all have supercomputers in our pockets, and we just watch cat videos. Shouldn’t we all be designing nuclear weapons?

    Or were the Soviets really just watching cat videos all those years ago?

  2. tonyvr says:

    YAY! When Make finally mentions the Jetson-TK1, they do it in a bug way!
    Thanks Make! Thanks Nvidia!

  3. Ugo Fantozzi says:

    The shop has no shipping to Europe…

    1. Lynne Jandreau says:

      This year, till this date I have scored 68,000 dollars online and I am just a college student. I am connected with an entity that outsource online jobs. I heard about it previous year and I have earned such great money.. I feel myself blessed to have that job … Know more about it …


  4. Paul Bristow says:

    Ironic, being in France, that I can’t order one.

  5. David Walker says:

    Another US centric offer not available to Europe, Asia etc. Come on Nvidia, give the rest of us some sugar !

    1. Angela Moore says:

      So far this year I have made 69,000 dollars with my pc and I am a full time student . I am attached with a business entity that outsource online jobs . I heard about it last year and I have made a great cash . It is just great and I am just so happy to have that option …..Look here for more info ..


  6. likigu says:

    Trust own ((((makezine)))) If you wana get a reasonable income through laptop and if you have a reliable internet connection then you should be able to know how you make your income by laptop.this is very simple to know just vist my website

    and sign up there for more details http:// TipsForYou

  7. John Daniels says:

    Strange that we can see the offer but not participate. What’s the reasoning behind that? Are you concerned about English support? We clearly speak and understand English. Is it a shipping problem? I don’t mind paying for the extra shipping. If Nvidia is just too lazy to bother, that’s pretty lame. Are businesses not in the business of making money?

    In this day and age I really can’t see the justifications for not allowing anyone from anywhere order something if they are capable of completing the order unassisted. Valve does the same thing on Steam and I’ve complained about it many times. Usually they just delete my posts. Well, here’s the thing. If you don’t want to sell us your products, we’ll just buy from your competitors or we’ll buy knockoffs. At the moment, anti-consumer policies are the biggest cause for patent/copyright infringement in my opinion. I tried to buy a music album the other day. I went to 4 different websites trying to buy it legally. None of them would allow me to do so because I live in Japan. So I just gave up. They lost a customer for no good reason. If I REALLY wanted it, I could just download it for free, and probably in a higher quality format than what the legal sites offer, but I don’t care enough about short-sighted people to bother.

    You neglect your customers at your own peril. If I could order this for the discount, I would. I can’t, so I won’t. I probably won’t buy it at the full price even if it’s available, because I can find a similar device for less anyway.

  8. John Daniels says:

    Here’s what happens when companies don’t launch internationally yet people still buy internationally. PRICE GOUGING! They’re trying to sell this this for about $1500!


Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Patrick Houston is a veteran technology editor and online publishing executive. He is a former editor-in-chief of CNET, and he led the team that launched Yahoo Tech. He is also a media entrepreneur who believes the Maker Movement is at the cutting edge of a new economic epoch that will thrive on inventors, startups, and the 'micro-enterprise.'

View more articles by Patrick Houston
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).