Jetson Nano Face Follower




Introduction: Jetson Nano Face Follower

This is just a quick proof of concept , there is still a lot of improvements to do in order to have it to work faster.
( This is my first tutorial , any feedback would be valued ! )


-Nvidia Jetson Nano

-SD Card 64go

-Pi Camera v2 (IMX219 sensor)

-Adafruit PCA9685

-Power supply 5V 4A

- MG90S Servo

- Inmoov Eyes mechanism

Step 1: Wiring

PCA Jetson
GND <----> GND

OE <----> NC

SCL <----> SCL (PIN 28)

SDA <----> SDA (PIN 27)

Vcc <----> 3.3V

V+ <----> NC

Connect MG90S servo to Channel 0 of the PCA9685

Step 2: Installation

First install the dependencies :

sudo apt-get install python-smbus

sudo apt-get install i2c-tools

sudo apt-get install python3-dev

sudo pip install adafruit-pca9685

sudo pip install imutils

Step 3: Add User to the I2c Group

sudo usermod -a -G i2c username
sudo reboot

Check that your user is into the i2c group with the command groups

Step 4: Verify If the PCA9685 Board Is Detected

i2cdetect -y -r 0

/!\ be sure to select the correct i2c bus on your nano /!\

The device should be detected as 0x40

Step 5: Download the Code and Try It !

You can download the source code directly from my github :

Open a terminal and launch the script ( replace WIDTH and HEIGHT with the desired values):


Step 6: Extra

You can add a led on channel 0 of the adafruit PWM driver , it will light up depending on your position !

3DPrint the eyes mechanisme from the Inmoov robot and use the code to drive the mg90s servo

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    Question 4 months ago

    Hi, I like your project and I have immediate tried to repeat on my 2 Jetson nano device, but during the executions of some of your commands I received errors messages. Can you please give me some suggestion ? Do you need the log ? Thank you. Giulio

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    3 years ago

    Nice job on your first Instructable :)


    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you ! :)