Make a web frame with Raspberry Pi in 30 minutes

Try balenaDash, a simple project to quickly get you up and running with a web frame to display family photos, dashboards, videos, and more. Introduction balenaDash is a Raspberry Pi powered digital photo/web frame with a difference! It can display a fully GPU accelerated web page or app of

Build a Bitcoin traffic light with balenaCloud

Follow along and build your own as we hack a traffic light to make a cool Bitcoin value indicator for your desk or office using a Raspberry Pi and balenaCloud. Bitcoin (₿) was initially released at the beginning of January 2009 by an unknown person/group with the codename of

Happy anniversary, team balena!

This Friday, November 9th 2018, marks 5 years since we first successfully ran Docker on a Raspberry Pi. This was a huge breakthrough in the world of edge computing. For the first time, we could use containers to run applications on what was, and has become even more so, the changes name to balena, releases open source edition

Today we’re excited to announce that is becoming balena. That’s right, we’re changing our name! Coinciding with the new name, we’re also releasing a beta version of openBalena, the open source edition of our core platform. Our team just returned home from our annual

S O NAH: Pioneering smart city tech with

S O NAH are pioneering at the forefront of smart city technologies, and are using balena in their work to solve common city problems such as parking, restricted-area detection and traffic analysis (counting and classification). Their first product, S O NAH Parking, is designed to detect empty parking spaces and

Add a cheap ILI9341 LCD to your balena Raspberry Pi project

Whilst looking for easy ways to provide live data output from my project, we discovered that a family of small and inexpensive LCDs are available from all the usual online suppliers. The displays come in a few variations ranging from 2.4” to 2.8”, with and without a touchscreen,

Google Cloud IoT and

This post was written in partnership with our friends at Google IoT Overview In this tutorial, we'll show you how to integrate Google Cloud IoT Core with balena. This will enable you to gather and analyze device telemetry data in the Google Cloud Platform, while remotely managing and updating your

Deploying IoT C/C++ projects with Conan and

This is a guest post written by Luis Martínez de Bartolomé, Senior Software Engineer at Jfrog Creating C/C++ applications for IoT devices can be a challenge. It requires setting up the compiler and toolchain to cross-build for the embedded architecture, managing the application's dependencies, and finding a simple and

Evolve your fleet: manage multiple device types in one application

When it comes to managing a fleet of remote devices, we know there are many points of friction. Our goal at is to eliminate as many of these as we can, and we've put a lot of work into making deployments across device types as similar as possible.

Bitreactive: decentralized sensor management with

Bitreactive provides assisted living technology solutions for nursing homes and home care. They specialize in decentralized sensor management and edge analytics built around the Continua Design Guidelines, an implementation framework for personal connected devices. Bitreactive's solutions, such as the BALT personal hub, focus primarily on bed monitoring, both for institutions