Build an “LED Alerter” for your remote work office setup

With many people now working from home due to recent events, it would be useful to have a device that alerts household members when we are on a call, in a meeting, or are otherwise preoccupied. In this tutorial we will build a web-controlled set of LEDs that you can

Delta updates now standard on all new balenaCloud IoT devices

Updating IoT devices in the field presents fleet owners with the dual challenges of pushing out binaries over minimal network bandwidth connections and reducing downtime while changes are applied. balenaCloud’s newly enabled deltas by default feature tackles both problems by automatically delivering lightweight changes that can be applied to

Local Mode and livepush make balenaCloud development powerfully fast

Developing containerized applications can be time-consuming, particularly when they have multiple services and you want to ensure they run properly on different platforms and IoT devices. With balenaCloud Local Mode and livepush, development happens right on your devices, allowing you to quickly iterate and see updated results immediately. When you

Build an AI-driven object detection algorithm with balenaOS and alwaysAI

This guide will show you how to set up a neural network model that runs an object detection algorithm in real time. We’ll be leveraging balenaOS and alwaysAI’s platform to greatly simplify the process. Some prep work In a previous article, we showed you how to easily get

Skycatch: navigating at-scale fleet management challenges using balena

Skycatch relies on balena to operate thousands of drones and edge devices that digitally image, process, and map industrial job sites. Learn how balena helps them remove the friction of at-scale device and fleet management so they can focus on serving customers and improve their unique GNSS and imagery platform.

Get started with computer vision and machine learning using balenaOS and alwaysAI

We’ll show you a simplified overview of computer vision and deep learning, and the easiest way to get started using balenaOS and alwaysAI. This guide combines the powers of balena with alwaysAI’s platform to get a project up and running quickly on the Nvidia Jetson Nano. Go from

balenaCloud ESR: Get peace of mind with only two OS updates a year

We’re excited to announce the Extended Support Release (ESR) line of operating system for Production and Enterprise fleets using balenaCloud. ESR makes it easier for at-scale fleet owners to have a more predictable OS update schedule while ensuring critical security or bug fixes are not missed. Who does ESR

Getting Started with the Nvidia Jetson Nano using balena

When you’re building applications to run on the Nvidia Jetson Nano, you’ll often have a list of underlying libraries and dependencies such as CUDA, OpenCV, and cuDNN that need to be included. These are fairly straightforward to install on a full OS such as Ubuntu, but in this

Build your own multi-room audio system with Bluetooth, Airplay, and Spotify using Raspberry Pis

Turn your spare Raspberry Pis and speakers into a fleet of synchronized multi-room audio players. You can start from scratch or upgrade an existing balenaSound device to add the multi-room functionality for free! Contents Before you start Introduction Hardware required Software required Tutorial Step 1: Provision your devices Step 2:

How to create a Minecraft Server for the Raspberry Pi 4 with balena

If you want to host your own Minecraft Server -- all from a Raspberry Pi -- this project is for you! Try the balena Minecraft Server, a starter project to quickly and easily create a Minecraft Server and use SCP and RCON to manage it! Contents Before you start Introduction