balena monthly roundup - October 2020

Hello there, readers!

We’re energized and inspired after this year’s remote 2020 Summit event! Also, did you know that we built a feature in a day? Try out high-level device metrics in the dashboard.

Fresh from the lab are guides on starting your own local AI project using Edge Impulse, and how to add Deploy with balena to your next IoT project to improve how other users adopt and share it.

As always, check out our highlighted community projects and see you during the next IoT Happy Hour.


News from balenaHQ

How we ran our remote Summit 2020

Our team gathers every year to reflect, share, and grow together to set up the next year. Learn how we ran the 2020 event remotely for ~100 teammates around the world.


Introducing high-level device metrics

Now you can see device metrics right from the balenaCloud dashboard with no extra code. We built this feature in a day as part of our recent Release Party.


The DIY way to fix the balenaFin temp issue

Last month we mentioned that we’re addressing balenaFin’s temperature issue. Here’s the latest way to fix it the DIY way.



The latest from our blog

Create your own local AI project with Edge Impulse

All you need is a Raspberry Pi and Edge Impulse to start your own machine learning project. We start with matching socks, but the possibilities are endless.




Have you tried Deploy with balena?

You’ve probably seen Deploy with balena on many projects. Get an inside look at how to set it up and why it’s helping users improve how they share and adopt projects.





Charlie's Tips N Tricks

Oftentimes a device can end up in an ‘Offline’ state while still working and locally accessible. How can we connect to this faulty production device in the field?

If you have a working device sharing the same network you can use it as a gateway device to remote SSH into the faulty one. You’ll need the UUIDs of both the gateway ('Online') and target ('Offline') devices, as well as your balena username, and run the following command.

Here's an example of balena-info

You can read more about this process here.


Projects of the month

Take a look at our massive Inkyshot fleet

Learn how we kept our team connected and inspired during Summit 2020 using InkyShots distributed across the globe.

Applying balena to home automation

Props to ProfFalken for using balena to deploy home automation. You can also use Home Assistant and balena as well.

Did we catch you at PyCon India or ARM Dev Summit?

Glad to see PyCon India 2020 folks enjoying our balena workshop. We also are thrilled to see the excitement for balena out of Job opening: Lead Security Engineer

We’re looking for a Lead Security Engineer to join our remote team. Do you have the skills to improve how we secure our product and its infrastructure?


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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