Running OpenWebRX on balena to remotely monitor local radio spectrum

Combine a Raspberry Pi and an inexpensive SDR (Software-Defined Radio) dongle to create a remote monitoring device that you can place anywhere in the world (with internet access) to view the surrounding radio spectrum and stream audio from some of the detected signals. It hosts a small web server which

balena monthly roundup - January 2020

Happy new year! It’s great to be starting another fresh new year, but what a year 2019 was; we released balenaFin v1.1, added edge device diagnostics, released livepush, secured funding to grow our team, saw balena operated from space, and released the first 64-bit OS for RaspberryPi 4.

Two projects, one device: turn your Raspberry Pi into a multitool!

Built one of our projects, and want to expand upon it? Perhaps you want to build a second one, but lack the hardware? Fear not! One of the great benefits of balenaCloud is that you can combine different projects and run everything on one device. In this short guide, we’

Control your Christmas tree: A Raspberry Pi powered RGB LED matrix v2

Build and animate your own web and remote-controllable lighting from commonly available RGB LED strings and a Raspberry Pi. We’re going to go through the process of building a fully-configurable 10x25 LED matrix with a graphical configurator to run animations and patterns. Contents Introduction Hardware required Software required Assemble

Monitor air quality around your home with Home Assistant and balena

This guide illustrates how to run Home Assistant using balena on a Raspberry Pi to create a beautiful dashboard accessible from anywhere in the world. In the case of this project, you can gather data from multiple environmental sensors, including air quality. We’ll utilize another project we introduced last

balena monthly roundup - December 2019

Greetings to thee, faithful reader! We bring ye good tidings in the final balena newsletter of 2019! This month brings product news for fleet owners, the latest from our blog, and as always, the latest from you out in the community. Of particular interest this month is our Bosch case

The unreasonable effectiveness of algorithms in boosting team happiness

Distributing shifts fairly and efficiently between a team of people has been a long standing challenge. With the rise of remote working and the distribution of teams across different time zones, this challenge has become exponentially more difficult. It’s an awful problem to solve by hand, but can be

Add new functionality to affordable CNC machines using CNC.js and balena

Here’s a simple way to add premium CNC machine features to low-cost options using CNC.js and balenaOS. Now you can outfit your shop with incredible maker tools without breaking the bank. Fundamentally, I’m a maker at heart. I’ve been making things for years, but it’s

Remotely managing and deploying to IoT devices at scale with balena

Learn how Bosch uses balena as part of their IoT fleet management and devops solutions. Bosch is a world leading multinational engineering and electronics company who invests heavily in IoT; developing innovative solutions for smart homes, cities and manufacturing. Part of this research and development is looking for new business

Device diagnostics are now open-source!

Following our announcement earlier this year, where we unveiled the new experimental diagnostics features, today we are happy to announce that on-device diagnostics are now also open-source. In addition to helping us solicit feedback more effectively, one of the main reasons for doing this is to offer our users even