How to run Wireguard VPN in balenaOS

This guide will teach you how to run Wireguard VPN using balenaOS. Wireguard is a simple, modern, and fast VPN solution that suits balenaOS and balenaCloud use cases well. We created this guide to address some user questions that we’ve received a few times on our forums. As with

Deploy a Basics Station LoRa gateway with TTN and balena

In the past we have showed how to deploy a The Things Network (TTN) LoRa gateway with balena, and how to build an outdoor TTN LoRa gateway with balenaFin. In this blogpost, you will learn how to deploy a The Things Network (TTN) LoRa gateway running the newest Semtech Packet

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

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Wi-Fi access point or repeater

Remote work brings more opportunity to tackle projects from different parts of the home. However, without strong enough Wi-Fi strength, your productivity might sink. Use this project to create a Wi-Fi access point or repeater out of a Raspberry Pi so you can improve signal coverage while working from home

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

How to use balenaCloud container contracts in mixed-device environments to fine-tune your fleet

If you’re like most folks running an IoT environment, you have a mix of devices that don’t always support the same services and drivers, despite their common architecture. With balenaCloud container contracts, you can set rules that prevent devices from getting upgrades that make them fail -- and

Monitor air quality around your home with Home Assistant and balena

This guide illustrates how to run Home Assistant using balena on a Raspberry Pi to create a beautiful dashboard accessible from anywhere in the world. In the case of this project, you can gather data from multiple environmental sensors, including air quality. We’ll utilize another project we introduced last

Add new functionality to affordable CNC machines using CNC.js and balena

Here’s a simple way to add premium CNC machine features to low-cost options using CNC.js and balenaOS. Now you can outfit your shop with incredible maker tools without breaking the bank. Fundamentally, I’m a maker at heart. I’ve been making things for years, but it’s