Setting up a dashboard with balenaDash

This is a short guide on how to set up a dashboard to use with our balenaDash project. If you've not yet built one, check out the guide too! Freeboard Freeboard is a great way to get started with a dashboard quickly; they give you a 30 day free trial

Using Google Slides with balenaDash

Set up your balenaDash display with a slideshow using Google Slides A fun thing you can do with your display is to have a slideshow of photos, from your last trip to Europe, Thanksgiving with the family or simply some inspirational pictures. For this, you can use Google Slides, so

Assembling the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen

This is a guide to cover connecting and configuring the official Raspberry Pi 7" touchscreen, along with rotating the LCD output in balenaCloud There are a few connections to make from the display controller board to the Raspberry Pi. This includes the flat/ribbon cable for the video signal, and

Make a web frame with Raspberry Pi in 30 minutes

Try balenaDash, a simple project to quickly get you up and running with a web frame to display family photos, dashboards, videos, and more. Introduction balenaDash is a Raspberry Pi powered digital photo/web frame with a difference! It can display a fully GPU accelerated web page or app of

Add a cheap ILI9341 LCD to your balena Raspberry Pi project

Whilst looking for easy ways to provide live data output from my project, we discovered that a family of small and inexpensive LCDs are available from all the usual online suppliers. The displays come in a few variations ranging from 2.4” to 2.8”, with and without a touchscreen,

Google Cloud IoT and

This post was written in partnership with our friends at Google IoT Overview In this tutorial, we'll show you how to integrate Google Cloud IoT Core with balena. This will enable you to gather and analyze device telemetry data in the Google Cloud Platform, while remotely managing and updating your

Deploying IoT C/C++ projects with Conan and

This is a guest post written by Luis Martínez de Bartolomé, Senior Software Engineer at Jfrog Creating C/C++ applications for IoT devices can be a challenge. It requires setting up the compiler and toolchain to cross-build for the embedded architecture, managing the application's dependencies, and finding a simple and

Go flows with Flogo, a framework for ultralight edge microservices

This post was written by Eric Carlier of TIBCO Software. What is Project Flogo? Project Flogo is an application integration framework, written in Go and designed for deploying ultra-lightweight microservices to the edge. Flogo provides a web UI to help you graphically design and debug your application logic, which is

Constructing calls to the API

At the heart of the platform sits the API. Not only does the API facilitate communication between our backend services, it also serves as the primary interface for external applications. The API acts as a source of truth across services, devices, and fleets, and it powers our UI,

Deploying edge workflows with Losant Edge Compute and

This post was written by Brandon Cannaday of Losant, an easy-to-use and powerful Enterprise IoT Platform designed to help teams quickly and securely build complex real-time connected solutions. Losant Edge Compute offers developers a visual, drag-and-drop editor for building logic workflows, which can be remotely deployed to any number of