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

balena monthly roundup - March 2020

Welcome dear reader-- we hope you’re having a marvellous day! This month, we’re excited to announce that we’ve released our Extended Support Release (ESR) process for balenaCloud. This is a massive step forward for fleet owners running projects on thousands of devices at scale using balenaCloud, giving

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

This project and guide is a community contribution by Alex K., aka AlexProgrammerDE. Check out his GitHub page, his GitHub repository, and give a Star. Enjoy the guide. If you want to host your own Minecraft Server -- all from a Raspberry Pi -- this project is for you! Try

Cellular connectivity with resinOS 2.0, 3G dongles, and SORACOM SIM cards

The following is a guest post by Alexis Susset of SORACOM, an IoT communications platform. Today we are setting up devices with a SORACOM SIM card and our preferred enterprise 3G Dongle, the Huawei MS2131. With this setup complete, we'll be able to ship out devices that work