Control your balenaDash display with a web browser & HTTP API

We’re keeping things moving on the balenaDash project and have just added some additional features to the project. Now you can control the display with a web interface and API, and easily connect to new WiFi networks! Now that the balenaDash project has been out in the wild for

Logging Data with Balena Part 1: Reading Sensors in Embedded Linux

This project is the first in a three-part series that explores in depth how to log data from sensors with embedded Linux and a container-based architecture. You'll learn how to connect a sensor to a Linux board and read data from it, how to store and graph sensor data with

How to keep your device up and running during power outages

Deploying an Internet-of-Things (IoT) project to production can involve various complex and unexpected problems, such as firmware updates, system reliability and many more. By using balenaCloud to deploy and manage your fleet, most of these headaches can be avoided. However, if your device loses power, there is very little we

All good things come to an end.... (Including balenaOS 1.x)

In the fall of 2016, we released balenaOS 2.0 (then known as resinOS) 2.0 out into the world. Since then we’ve worked hard to incorporate our learnings from the field and continually improve balenaOS. In the last two years, we’ve increased the number of supported device

How we develop balenaCloud, using balenaCloud

In this post, we'll show you how we use our own platform to build our infrastructure and provide our engineering team with a reliable development environment. Find out how we optimised and refined the configuration of our software stack so the entire balenaCloud platform can run on balenaCloud and even

2019 April Newsletter

We’re fully out of Winter hibernation now (for those of the team in the Northern hemisphere, anyway), and have been working tirelessly to deploy new features, and to create new projects and demos for you. We’ve got balenaSense which uses InfluxDB and Grafana to make pretty charts of

Experimental device diagnostics features now available!

Today, we are happy to announce that we are making our internal diagnostics tooling available to balena users. The tools will be accessible by all application Owners as well as Developers. These diagnostics tools contain much of the accumulated knowledge of pathologies and issues that often arise on devices deployed

Build an air quality monitor with InfluxDB, Grafana, and Docker on a Raspberry Pi

Have you ever been interested in monitoring the air quality in your home or outside where you live and work? This project, which we’ve dubbed balenaSense, will get you up and running with a setup to take readings of temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and air quality, and provide a

Running a GUI application with balenaCloud

Running a GUI application with balenaCloud Have you ever got to a point while working on a project where you absolutely had to run a graphical user interface (GUI) application when you only have access to a headless device? This is an issue that one of our engineers Chris faced

Running a full desktop in a container

While building your next Internet-of-things (IoT) project, sometimes you get to a point where you need to run applications that are made to run on a screen, we call them graphical user interface (GUI) applications. After multiple requests from our users, we decided to write a short tutorial explaining how