How to setup the NVIDIA Jetson Developer Kit

Published on December 28, 21

Jetson Developer Kit
Jetson Developer Kit



Step 1: Open the terminal

Open the terminal in NVIDIA Jetson by clicking on the LXTerminal. From the start, I would suggest assuming root permissions as we will be installing some system packages:

sudo -i

Step 2: Install curl

In the terminal, run:

apt-get install curl

Step 3: Install synpse

Login into your account on, then go into the “Devices” page. Click on “provision”:

View your registration command
View your registration command

And copy the given command into the terminal:

Copy command into the terminal
Copy command into the terminal

In a few seconds, you should be able to see a new device registered in Synpse dashboard.

Next Steps

Remote SSH access to Jetson

Synpse provides a simple SSH method into your Jetson via the web UI or the CLI:


Once Synpse and Jetson are up and running, you can move your device between buildings, change internet connections, you will always be able to connect to it as long as there’s a working internet connection.

File copy to and from Jetson

Install the Synpse CLI ( on your local machine (if you don’t have one yet). Then, you can use it to download and upload files directly from/to your NVIDIA Jetson:

synpse cp jetson-nano:/path/to/file/data.csv data.csv

You can read more about this command using:

synpse cp --help

This can be used to:

  • Upload your ML scripts
  • Upload ML models, etc