IoT fleet monitoring with Datadog and balenaCloud: How small agent containers make a big impact

One challenge of managing a fleet of dispersed IoT devices is gathering and monitoring device metrics in real-time. Let’s check out how companies like Datadog are adding monitoring capabilities using lightweight containers that are ideal for IoT and edge devices. Datadog’s newest monitoring agent requires as little as

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

Analyze sounds using Coral AI on the edge and fleet intelligence, Part 1

Can we use AI to help us identify and quantify noise pollution? In this project, we’re using a Coral Dev Board or a Raspberry Pi 4 with an attached Edge TPU to listen to ambient sounds 24/7 and categorize them for us. We’ll also demonstrate how we

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

Never lose your stuff again: tracking Bluetooth beacons with a Raspberry Pi

Never lose something important to you again by using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and Raspberry Pi sensors to track your stuff. Are your keys at home or in the office? By following this guide, you’ll soon know. Introduction What’s Bluetooth/BLE and what’s a beacon? So

Make a security camera system in 30 minutes or less

Use a single-board computer or spare laptop, a webcam and free software to build your own surveillance system. There are many reasons for wanting security cameras: watching blind spots around your home, keeping a remote eye on your children playing, or finding where the delivery person lobbed your package. In

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

Balena partners with Coral to enable AI at the edge

Today we’re announcing that balena and Coral are partnering to simplify how developers deploy and manage AI applications at the edge. Coral is a platform of hardware components, software tools, and example models for building devices with local AI. Coral's on-device ML acceleration technology helps developers build fast, efficient,