Installing the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi and Antennas for VEX AI

Before the Jetson can function properly, the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi and Antennas need to be installed.

This article will cover the following:

  • Parts Needed
  • Remove the Jetson Nano Module
  • Attach the Antennas
  • Re-attach the Jetson Nano Module

Parts Needed

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The parts needed for assembly are as follows:

  • Jetson
  • Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi
  • 2x Antennas

 


Remove the Jetson Nano Module

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Unplug the fan if it is attached to the Jetson Nano Module and remove it. If the fan is already detached, proceed to step 2.

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Remove the two screws holding the Jetson Nano Module to the Carrier Board.

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Once the screws are removed, open the two tabs holding the Jetson Nano Module into the Carrier Board. Do this by gently pulling the tabs horizontally away from the Jetson Nano Module.

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There is a tab on each side of the Jetson Nano Module.

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Carefully pull the Jetson Nano Module straight out of the Carrier Board. Notice the screw in the middle of the Carrier Board.

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Remove the screw in the middle of the Carrier Board.


Attach the Antennas

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Remove the plastic cover from antennas.

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Ensure the plastic coverings are removed from both antennas.

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Attach one antenna to the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi. Ensure to apply light pressure, as the parts are delicate. A ‘click’ sound will ensure the antenna is attached fully.

Note: if more pressure is needed to secure the antenna, use a pencil eraser or other small object to apply more pressure. Using metal to apply pressure is not recommended.

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Attach the second antenna following the same procedure in the previous step.

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Ensure both antennas are attached to the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi fully. Pick up the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi to ensure both antennas are secure and neither of them fall off.

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Place the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi in the Carrier Board at an angle.

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It will remain angled up slightly until a screw is used to hold it down in place.

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Secure the screw to hold the Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi in place. Ensure to not tighten the screw too much to avoid stripping it.


Re-attach the Jetson Nano Module

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Place the Jetson Nano Module back on the Carrier Board at an angle. Push down slightly so the screw holes are flush.

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Secure the two screws back into the Jetson Nano Module to attach it to the Carrier Board. Ensure to not tighten the screws too much to avoid stripping.

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The Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi and Antennas are now installed.