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 study, where you can read how this multinational engineering and electronics company uses balena to deploy software to devices distributed all around the world. Also check out how balenaOS and CNC.js can add new functionality into affordable CNC machines that you have laying around or were thinking of trying during the holidays.
Read on for your monthly delivery of balena-fueled goodness, and no matter what you’re celebrating this season, happy holidays from everyone here at balena!
Now open source: our remote team support scheduler
Improving the way fleet owners debug their devices
Podcast: how systems thinking reduces friction for employees and customers
The latest from our blog
Super-powering affordable CNC devices with CNC.js and balenaOS
How Bosch manages its IoT fleet using balena
Projects of the month
Every month we like to feature a few projects built by the community, this month it’s:
Matthew from Liverpool shares his balena-powered vinyl cutter!
I made an embedded Vinylcutter with a Pi at DoES Liverpool with the help of BalenaOS. Yes, it really can be this easy to make a reproducible, deployable, maintainable device from a Dockerfile! #weeknotes #balena #inkcut #inkscape #xfce #Docker @balena_io @DoESLiverpool pic.twitter.com/gbfaThBGPW— Matthew Croughan (@MatthewCroughan) November 17, 2019
Watch this short video from @matthewcroughan (fresh out of the @DoESLiverpool maker/coworking space) where he uses balenaOS to power his vinyl cutter (h/t to community member Alex Lennon for the find).
Building a country-wide LoRaWAN network with balena
If they are not classified as "home automation projects" build over weekends but based on OpenBalena does it count? Also we plan to have it country wide... Lets say something very interesting is in the pipeline... 🙃— Владислав Бидиков (@bidikov) November 16, 2019
@bidikov gave us a sneak peek at a massive IoT project. Looks like a massive, country-wide LoRaWAN network is in the works. We’ll be keeping an eye on this awesome project! 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.
Putting balenaFin to work in home automation
Sisi j'ai justement commandé un kit complet #balenaFin cette semaine pour redévelopper mon contrôleur #BeMyHomeSmart https://t.co/YFt66dPcWN— Elleouet Gregory (@gelleouet) November 16, 2019
Gregory Elleouet of France is working on a fascinating project combining our balenaFin as part of their BeMyHomeSmart project.
Work with us!
We’re always on the lookout for interested, talented and passionate people to join our team. Find our currently open positions and apply at https://balena.workable.com/.
|London IoT Meetup||London, UK||Dec 17, 2019|
|Phoenix IoTDevFest||Mountain View, CA, US||Jan 25, 2020|
|The Things Conference||Amsterdam, NL||Jan 31, 2020|
|FOSDEM||Brussels, BE||Feb 1-2, 2020|
|HashiTalks||Online - Virtual Event||Feb 20, 2020|
|Scale18x||Pasadena, CA, USA||Mar 5-8, 2020|