balena monthly roundup - July 2020

This month we’re excited to share some news about Rosetta@home. The research team has found proteins that potentially neutralize COVID-19 in lab tests. Thanks to everyone for your continued help here via Fold for Covid!

Looking for a summer project? If you want to try AI at the edge, try OpenDataCam, or if you want a beautiful way to share quotes and messages with others, check out InkyShot.

As always, we’re highlighting a few community-led projects and encourage you all to join us during our next IoT Happy Hour. Stay healthy and stay safe out there!


News from balenaHQ

Fold for Covid update: Rosetta@home helps researchers find potential protein

We’re so excited to hear that all of the contributed computing power from projects like Fold for Covid has helped University of Washington scientists discover a protein that neutralizes COVID-19 in lab tests. The fight isn’t over yet-- please contribute spare compute power to Fold for Covid or share with other folks who might be interested.



The latest from our blog

Have you tried Inkyshot yet?

Turn an e-ink screen and Raspberry Pi into a daily inspiration quote generator or send messages between friends and loved ones




Easily set up computer vision to quantify the world around us

Use OpenDataCam and balena to set up your own citizen science project. Capture and quantify automobiles, bikes, and foot traffic using AI at the edge.





Projects of the month

Crush the commute in this AI-powered game

Thibault Durand of OpenDataCam answered all our AI-related questions during IoT Happy Hour Episode 14 and showed off his ”Beat the Traffic” game. Check it out!

Building low-cost IoT contact tracing

Check out this Bluetooth-based contact tracing setup optimized for high-movement and traffic areas featuring the balenaFin! It’s a creation by James Yu in participation with the United Nations Development Programme’s COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge.

Delivering supplies from a distance

We’re excited to see a balenaFin power “Pepsi,” a delivery robot project as part of the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge.


Hang out with us

Join us for IoT Happy Hour

We’re postponing our physical events to practice safe social distancing and keep our team safe and healthy. Instead, meet with us virtually during our weekly IoT Happy Hour!

Every Friday at 16:00 UTC, join our live stream to see IoT project builds, discuss hardware and software, talk shop, answer community questions, and more. Join our next session!


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