In this helpful project, you’ll discover a new approach for obtaining internet in the field, and far away from your home WiFi. 

This guide will be applicable to both Jetson Nano Smart Rover users, and Raspberry PiHawk Drone users. 

We’ve all been there before (and if you haven’t yet, you will soon). You just finished prototyping a new script for your Rover or Drone, and want to go out and test it. To this point, you’ve relied on connecting your vehicle to your home WiFi, so that you can SSH in and trigger the script. But what are you supposed to do when you leave your house? That is where the power of mobile hotspots comes into play. 

You simply configure your laptop and vehicle to connect to your mobile hotspot, and voila! You now have internet in the field and can SSH into your vehicle just as you could before. Now you can go test that script. 

Below is a summary of everything covered in this project: 

  • Overview of mobile hotspot networking
  • How to activate a mobile hotspot on your phone
  • Configure your pi to connect to the mobile hotspot (headless)
  • SSH Into your vehicle
  • Configuring the Jetson Nano to connect automatically to mobile hotspot if detected

File Format For wpa_supplicant.conf



Additional Member's Only Features

There are no hardware add-on requirements for this project. All you’ll need is your vehicle and your smart phone. 

There is no private repository of code for this project. All you need is the wpa_supplicant.conf file above for headless Pi setups. 

If you are a Drone Dojo member, you will have access to every private repo for all of the projects. But first, you’ll need to request access so that we can authenticate your account. Click the button above to complete this one-time process.