Oh my, it’s hard to believe it’s only been a month since we last emailed as so much has happened! We’re excited to give you all a quick roundup of everything you shouldn’t miss out on.
Perhaps the biggest news of the month is that we closed our series B investment round which means we’re now looking to grow the team and have a bunch of open positions.
We’ve built a cool digital photo frame for Apple/Google/Dropbox, taken a deeper look into storage for IoT devices and made mini-train time signs for our desks. If you’re interested in AWS, we took a look at deploying devices to connect to the AWS IoT platform using balena, too.
On the community side of things you guys are on fire as always and have been continuously building and sharing your projects using balena - we love checking these out and sending swag for the coolest ones!
News from balenaHQ
Join us in our mission, from anywhere in the world
Balena secures $14.4m to grow team and bring edge computing to every developer
Shaun’s tips and tricks
The latest from our blog
Why is the balenaFin right for fleet owners? Part 1: Storage
Use a Raspberry Pi to communicate with Amazon AWS IoT
Build a smart photo slideshow with balenaCloud
Build a Raspberry Pi powered live train station sign for your desk
Projects of the month
Every month we like to feature a few projects built by the community, this month it’s:
Home Assistant with balena and more: Next, we have a couple of contributions by @tmigone, the first is an article describing how to deploy Home Assistant with balena and secondly an addition to balenaDash allowing you to show photos from a USB stick and an associated article discussing hot-plugged USB devices in balenaOS.
Backup Windows to External Drive: @janvda shared a project using rsync on a balena device to create backups of Windows (samba) shares to an external hard disk.
Monitor a Raspberry Pi using Rust, Prometheus and Grafana: Rahul shows us how to monitor a Raspberry Pi using Rust, Prometheus and Grafana.
Feel free to give them a try and let the world know how you get on in the forums; the authors of these projects would love to know how you’re using them.
|Embedded Linux Conference||San Diego, CA, US||Aug 21 - 23, 2019|
|Internet of Things conference||Bilbao, ES||Oct 22 - 25, 2019|
|Hackaday Superconference||Pasadena, CA, US||Nov 15 - 17, 2019|