IoT fleet monitoring with Datadog and balenaCloud: How small agent containers make a big impact

One challenge of managing a fleet of dispersed IoT devices is gathering and monitoring device metrics in real-time. Let’s check out how companies like Datadog are adding monitoring capabilities using lightweight containers that are ideal for IoT and edge devices. Datadog’s newest monitoring agent requires as little as

Keep your plant-friends happy and healthy with automated watering: balenaPlant

Even when you remember to water your plants, did you water too much? Not enough? This project combines a Raspberry Pi, balenaBlocks, environmental sensors, and water pump automation to help keep your plants watered with a data-driven touch. Access a dashboard showing your plant data from anywhere in the world

How to use Nvidia Jetson devices on balena

Access the full capabilities of Jetson devices in balenaCloud. Recent versions of balenaOS provide easy access to JetPack components, giving your containers access to the GPU’s power. Learn how to build a project to start accessing a world of AI tools, including CUDA and OpenCV, below. Hardware refresher Nvidia

Why is the balenaFin right for fleet owners? Part 3: Networking

This is the third in a series of posts about the key features that make the balenaFin the right choice for IoT fleet owners. For those who aren’t familiar with the balenaFin, you can take a look at this introductory post. We’ve divided the series into three posts

Receive and store LoRa sensor data from TTS using a Raspberry Pi (part 2)

Back in the first part of this series, we detailed the process of building a simple LoRa-connected weather station to monitor temperature, humidity, and pressure, and send the readings to The Things Stack (TTS). In this second part, we’re going to take a look at how you can capture

Build a simple solar-powered weather station with LoRa & The Things Stack (part 1)

We’ve covered a couple of ways to build a LoRa gateway for The Things Stack (TTS) here on the blog and on YouTube, but what about if you want to take advantage of your own gateway and deploy some sensors in your home or garden? This two-part series will

Infarm uses balena to make farm-to-table work

Sustainably feeding the planet is at the heart of the farm-to-table movement and the motivation behind a new breed of tech companies working to make locally grown herbs and vegetables commercially viable. Balena is there to help. For Berlin-based Farm-as-a-Service company Infarm, the answer to food-to-table farming is remote-controlled microfarms

How to classify socks using a Raspberry Pi, Edge Impulse, and balena

We’re going to create a project on a Raspberry Pi with a Camera that distinguishes between socks using the Edge Impulse Machine Learning system running on balena. We all know that matching socks is a nightmare, so having an affordable, intelligent system saying if a sock matches with another

Make a security camera system in 30 minutes or less

Use a single-board computer or spare laptop, a webcam and free software to build your own surveillance system. There are many reasons for wanting security cameras: watching blind spots around your home, keeping a remote eye on your children playing, or finding where the delivery person lobbed your package. In

Rapid prototyping a GPS tracker with balenaOS: a community perspective

Our guest community author, Xabier Crespo of SC Robotics, walks through a GPS project that uses Docker and balenaOS, written in Python. Learn more about their prototyping process using balenaOS and try the project. My name is Xabier Crespo and I’m a co-founder at SC Robotics, a small consulting