By popular demand, we created a guide on how to run Wireguard VPN in balenaOS. Our team also got to the bottom of USB temperature issues on the Fin v1.1.
From the lab, we showed edge developers, hackers, and makers how to build an IoT surveillance camera in 30 minutes, and how to get started with BLE (Bluetooth low-energy) item trackers. We learned how one balenista improved their IoT app development process using balena (to better spy on their cat).
As always, see highlight our favorite community projects of the month. Check them out and take care.
News from balenaHQ
Addressing the balenaFin v1.1 USB temperature issue
How to run Wireguard VPN in balenaOS
The latest from our blog
Can you make a security camera system in 30 minutes?
Track all your items with low-energy Bluetooth beacons
How a cat inspired better IoT app development
Charlie's Tips N Tricks
Did you know that you can now speed up your development process by combining livepush with custom monitors?
By using the
dev-cmd-live directive, you can override the existing Dockerfile’s CMD to use nodemon, webpack-dev-server, or your program of choice. Read more about livepush and it’s directives here.
Projects of the month
Community Spotlight: David Groom (IShotJr) shares projects on the livestream
We had David Groom (aka IShotJr) on the IoT Happy Hour recently to share what he’s been hacking on. Check out the episode, like, and subscribe to see more of our weekly show.
Containerized image classification all on a Raspberry Pi
Check out this Edge Impulse project by @aureleq that runs image classification using a Raspberry Pi and camera.
balenaSound continues to gain new users
We’re glad that users continue to build and enjoy balenaSound, like @mashimom here. We’re hard at work on new features for the project, so stay tuned!
Prototyping plant monitoring with balena
We gave an early look at balenaPlant to our community members who tuned into the IoT Happy Hour and answered quite a few questions. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Job openings: Head of Reliability and Lead Security Engineer
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