Build a Raspberry Pi powered live train station sign for your desk

Build your own UK train station platform departure display (next train indicator) with live data using a Raspberry Pi Zero, OLED display and 3D printed case - a cool (and practical!) desktop gadget. It involves a bit of software, a bit of soldering, and some 3D printing too. Contents Introduction

Build a smart photo slideshow with balenaCloud

When we started the balenaDash project, the main goal was to make it easy and straightforward to deploy IoT devices that display information on a screen. The project has been constantly developed, with new features such as automate the backlight timer, how to setup a dashboard or even displaying google

Turn your old speakers or Hi-Fi into Bluetooth receivers with a Raspberry Pi and this step-by-step guide

Updated 14th October 2019 - Now works with the Raspberry Pi 4B If you’ve got an old Hi-Fi or sound system with an AUX input, this project is for you. Try balenaSound, a starter project to quickly and easily add Bluetooth to an old Hi-Fi, speakers, or any other

Aggregate data from a fleet of sensors with balenaSense and InfluxDB

Back in March we wrote about balenaSense, our project to monitor air quality with a Raspberry Pi, Grafana and InfluxDB. Lots of you have been using this project and giving great feedback, and one of the requested features was the ability to take data from multiple balenaSense devices and bring

Bring a dummy security camera to life, using a Raspberry Pi and WebRTC

A few weeks ago we released a project called balena Cam where @mbalamat developed an application running on balenaOS that initiates a WebRTC video streaming connection between the server (a Raspberry Pi, for example) and the client. You can check the full blog post here. Once the main core of

It's a sign: build a remote controlled digital display with Screenly OSE and Raspberry Pi

Try this project to get up and running with a display you can control remotely to display photos, videos, dashboards, web pages, and digital signage. This tutorial was put together by the friendly folks at Screenly. They've recently updated their open-source digital signage software project to work seamlessly with the

Deploy a fleet of environmental sensors with balena & InfluxDB

Last month Alex Markessinis released a very nice project based on balenaSense to manage the temperature and humidity of a data center and upload the data to an external InfluxDB database. Follow along as we go through the process of setting up this project to capture data from remote sensors

Monitoring the edge with Prometheus pt. 1

Monitoring all the way down Self-similar monitoring for the edge Introduction Properly monitoring a fleet of devices is an evolving art. One of the current leaders in the server world for application and hardware monitoring is Prometheus, both for bare metal and as a first-class citizen in the Kubernetes world.

Build a TTN LoRa Gateway with balenaFin and balenaCloud

We’ve taken a look at deploying a gateway for TTN on our blog in the past, but this time we’re going to look at setting one up using the new balenaFin with plug and play hardware! We’ll use the on-board mPCIe slot to interface with a RAK

Sensors and Data Logging with Embedded Linux - The Ultimate Guide Part 3: Multi-Device Sensor Dashboard

This is the third and final part in a series that dives into logging sensor data with embedded Linux, containers, and Balena's platform. The first part was a deep dive into how sensors can be read by embedded Linux, and the second part explored how to collect and graph sensor