Introducing the balena Ambassador Program

This March we are kicking off our Ambassador Program. We’ve invited six outstanding members of the balena community to join us to learn more about building with balena and to encourage other community members to do the same. Here’s an overview of the program and an introduction to

balena monthly roundup - February 2021

Hello, dear readers! This month we’re (re)introducing balenaBlocks with a new home on balenaHub and a live demo. If you’re interested in finding new IoT or edge projects to try, want to submit your own app, or find balenaBlocks to build with, you’ll find them all

balena monthly roundup - January 2021

Happy new year, dear readers! Let’s kick off the new year with some exciting news-- EtcherPro pre-orders are now open. Use it to flash up to 16 SD cards, USB sticks, or devices at once, without a computer. Order yours today. We added a few improvements to balenaCloud as

balena monthly roundup - December 2020

Hello, readers! We’re excited to announce balenaHub: find and deploy ready-made edge and IoT projects made by product builders like you, or share your own app with the world. Try it out! From the lab, we show educators how to set up a Scratch server on a Raspberry Pi,

Holiday gift suggestions for the hardware hackers in your life

With the holidays right around the corner, I asked my balena colleagues to suggest gift ideas for the tech-minded people in their lives -- and yours -- and they came up with some interesting stuff. Some of these things you might want for yourself, so consider it a list for

Introducing balenaHub: an easier way to find and publish apps and projects for edge devices

Now you can find IoT and edge projects created by other product builders, like you. Simply go to balenaHub, find a project that you want to try, add your devices, and begin. We built this feature as part of our second Release Party. Massive thanks for every teammate who contributed

balena monthly roundup - November 2020

Hello there, readers! We’re proud to share how we help Infarm build the gardens of the future. Imagine that: deploy thousands of IoT microfarms to bring better produce to stores and restaurants. From the lab, we’re showing people how to build a solar-powered LoRa weather station and how

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