Offline Updates make it easier to update balena devices without the internet

Many balenaCloud users enjoy the seamless integration between their connected IoT devices and our tools that make device monitoring, managing, and updating easy. However, what if your devices have limited connectivity by design? Introducing Offline Updates: a process that lets you to preload and reflash a device so it retains

Introducing balenaBlocks: jumpstart your IoT app development

Our mission at balena is to “reduce friction for fleet owners and unlock the power of physical computing”-- it’s what guides every balenista’s work. However, there’s still complexity to be found in developing applications, and we’re on our way toward solving this part of the

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

Receive and store LoRa sensor data from TTN 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 Network (TTN). 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 Network (part 1)

We’ve covered a couple of ways to build a LoRa gateway for The Things Network (TTN) 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

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 LoRa Basics™ Station 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) v2 and The Things Stack v3 LoRaWAN

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