Hey there balena fans! We have a few important product updates to catch you up on this month-- a new deprecation policy for the SDK and CLI, and rolling out delta updates for the host OS to make fleet updates more efficient.
For the tinkerers out there, we have new projects like our wireless printing project, our skin temperature sensor, and Wi-Fi repeater. As always, we have a few community projects to highlight, and if you haven’t checked out our weekly IoT Happy Hour, please do (and hear our catchy balena-ified guitar cover).
News from balenaHQ
Deltas for host OS updates available
Deprecation policies to balena-sdk and CLI
The latest from our blog
Extend your internet access to add more places to WFH
Build your own handheld temperature scanner
Breathe wireless life into your old printer
Charlie’s Tips N Tricks
balena-idle to help with debugging
Our base images now come with the
balena-idle utility. Call
balena-idle in your scripts and it’ll keep the container idling.
This is helpful when debugging or if you execute a command that exits immediately! There are options to change to message or interval between each message (
Projects of the month
Catch a community spotlight and the “balena theme song”
Our community guest from IoT Happy Hour ep. 9 set a new bar by not only showing off a multitude of projects, but also playing a balena-themed guitar cover. Thanks, Matthew!
Check out the amazing projects from the Virtually Maker Faire
We got the privilege of sharing four of our projects during the Virtually Maker Faire. Check those out on our YouTube channel, and also take a look at hundreds of other amazing projects that went on throughout the weekend event.
Thanks for including us in your ambitious 3D printing build, @thebigredgeek
It's alive! I just built a cloud-native programmer for the atmega328(p) chip on top of the @RaspberryPi zero w, @balenaio, a custom pcb milled from a @Sain_Smart #genmitsu and a case printed from #PLA on a heavily modified @Creality3dprint #ender3. All done from scratch— Andrew (@thebigredgeek) May 23, 2020
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