balena monthly roundup - September 2020

By popular demand, we created a guide on how to run Wireguard VPN in balenaOS. Our team also got to the bottom of USB temperature issues on the Fin v1.1. From the lab, we showed edge developers, hackers, and makers how to build an IoT surveillance camera in 30

balena monthly roundup - August 2020

This month we’re excited about partnering with Coral to help developers bring their local AI projects to life. We made a bit of a splash with the Steampunk Geiger Counter project, presented a simple way to start up a LoRa network with Basics Station, and helped users fix those

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

balena monthly roundup - July 2020

This month we’re excited to share some news about Rosetta@home. The research team has found proteins that potentially neutralize COVID-19 in lab tests. Thanks to everyone for your continued help here via Fold for Covid! Looking for a summer project? If you want to try AI at the

balena monthly roundup - June 2020

Hey there balena fans! We have a few important product updates to catch you up on this month-- a new deprecation policy for the SDK and CLI, and rolling out delta updates for the host OS to make fleet updates more efficient. For the tinkerers out there, we have new

balena monthly roundup - May 2020

Hey there, everyone! In case you missed it, we launched Fold for Covid-- an easy way to contribute your spare computing power (PCs, laptops, single-board devices) to Rosetta@home and support vital COVID-19 research. Check it out and #jointhefold!For the tinkerers out there, we launched an LED Alerter project

Balena enables more devices to join Rosetta@Home to research COVID-19

Editor's Note: Today the Balena team announced the Fold for Covid project, a simple way for anyone to contribute spare compute power from home to support research of COVID-19 treatments. For more background on how and why we created the project, here’s our Developer Advocate, David Tischler. Like many

balena monthly roundup - April 2020

Let’s start by sharing some of the amazing work balena customers are doing to improve accessibility to home testing for COVID-19, advance disease research tools, and increase access to medical equipment. We also asked our own team of experts at balena (we’re 100% remote) directly for work-from-home tips

IoT professionals: define your role

If you’re like most IoT professionals, you’re something of a jack-of-all-trades who’s part full-stack engineer, edge developer, hardware specialist, network guru, data analyst, and visionary all rolled into one. But what do you call yourself? Just as “system administrator” doesn’t really tell the whole story anymore,

New to working remotely? Here are some tips from our global, fully-distributed team

Recent events have caused companies to enforce remote work policies, surprising many people around the world who might be used to going into the office. While it might seem easy to accomplish on paper, remote work comes with its own set of challenges. As a fully-distributed company, balena proudly nurtures