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

Cellular + IoT isn't as hard as you think

I’ve always been a bit hesitant to add cellular networking to my IoT projects because I figured the cost of bandwidth and the hardware requirements were more trouble than they were worth. But after some experimentation, I got over my fears and found cellular wasn’t nearly as expensive

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

'Deploy with balena' makes it easier to deploy and share IoT apps

Have you ever shared an open source IoT project only to be overwhelmed with questions about how to deploy it, or underwhelmed with the lack of adoption by the community? Even if you labor over your README instructions, it can be hard to make device provisioning and deployments simple and

Introducing lightweight high-level device metrics in balenaCloud

Now you can surface and view device performance metrics on the balenaCloud dashboard. This is a lightweight way to get a high-level summary of CPU, RAM, and storage utilization, CPU temperature, undervoltage warnings, and other important metrics on every device within your fleet. This device metric summary is now available

How my cat helped me build a better IoT app

Modernizing my app made it far easier to spy on my American Shorthair. My cat Tucker is a somewhat predictable animal who likes to curl up in predictable spots around the house, so he’s the perfect subject for surreptitious video surveillance and just the sort of motivating force I

Never lose your stuff again: tracking Bluetooth beacons with a Raspberry Pi

Never lose something important to you again by using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and Raspberry Pi sensors to track your stuff. Are your keys at home or in the office? By following this guide, you’ll soon know. Introduction What’s Bluetooth/BLE and what’s a beacon? So