Build a Raspberry Pi-based network camera using WebRTC

Do you want to be able to monitor your house, workplace, husband, wife, kids, pets, etc. when you are not there? Do you have a Raspberry Pi and a camera laying around? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, keep reading! In this project, we're going

Sensors and Data Logging with Embedded Linux - The Ultimate Guide Part 2: Build A Sensor Dashboard

This is the second in a three-part series that dives into logging sensor data with embedded Linux, containers, and Balena's platform. The first part was a deep dive into how sensors can be read by embedded Linux. This second part builds on the first part to add a database and

Sonder: creating unique hospitality experiences with balena

Sonder is on a mission to become the biggest and most loved hospitality company in the world. From their headquarters in San Francisco, the Sonder team operates a new breed of accommodation rentals; one that offers guests hotel-style luxury with all the design, comfort, and flexibility of a serviced apartment,

How to protect your device with PiJuice and balenaCloud

Last week we published a blog post reviewing some UPS (uninterruptible power supply) HATS for the balenaFin and Raspberry Pi to keep your device up and running during power outages. In this post, we will show you how you can easily add the PiJuice to your current project with the

Control your balenaDash display with a web browser & HTTP API

We’re keeping things moving on the balenaDash project and have just added some additional features to the project. Now you can control the display with a web interface and API, and easily connect to new WiFi networks! Now that the balenaDash project has been out in the wild for

Sensors and Data Logging with Embedded Linux - The Ultimate Guide Part 1

This project is the first in a three-part series that explores in depth how to log data from sensors with embedded Linux and a container-based architecture. You'll learn how to connect a sensor to a Linux board and read data from it, how to store and graph sensor data with

How to keep your device up and running during power outages

Deploying an Internet-of-Things (IoT) project to production can involve various complex and unexpected problems, such as firmware updates, system reliability and many more. By using balenaCloud to deploy and manage your fleet, most of these headaches can be avoided. However, if your device loses power, there is very little we

All good things come to an end.... (Including balenaOS 1.x)

In the fall of 2016, we released balenaOS 2.0 (then known as resinOS) 2.0 out into the world. Since then we’ve worked hard to incorporate our learnings from the field and continually improve balenaOS. In the last two years, we’ve increased the number of supported device

How we develop balenaCloud, using balenaCloud

In this post, we'll show you how we use our own platform to build our infrastructure and provide our engineering team with a reliable development environment. Find out how we optimised and refined the configuration of our software stack so the entire balenaCloud platform can run on balenaCloud and even

balena monthly roundup - April 2019

We’re fully out of Winter hibernation now (for those of the team in the Northern hemisphere, anyway), and have been working tirelessly to deploy new features, and to create new projects and demos for you. We’ve got balenaSense which uses InfluxDB and Grafana to make pretty charts of