How to run edge AI with OpenVINO on balenaCloud

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process from start to finish and show you how to deploy an AI application using an Intel NUC and the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO Toolkit, fully containerized and ready to scale to any number of devices with balenaCloud. Developers getting ready

Running OpenWebRX on balena to remotely monitor local radio spectrum

Combine a Raspberry Pi and an inexpensive SDR (Software-Defined Radio) dongle to create a remote monitoring device that you can place anywhere in the world (with internet access) to view the surrounding radio spectrum and stream audio from some of the detected signals. It hosts a small web server which

Two projects, one device: turn your Raspberry Pi into a multitool!

Built one of our projects, and want to expand upon it? Perhaps you want to build a second one, but lack the hardware? Fear not! One of the great benefits of balenaCloud is that you can combine different projects and run everything on one device. In this short guide, we’

Run a mixed-architecture app using 64-bit balenaOS on the Raspberry Pi 4

Ever wished it was possible to run both 32-bit and 64-bit containers on your Raspberry Pi 4 simultaneously? Well thanks to the 64-bit version of balenaOS, it is! This tutorial will show you how to build a basic weather chart, displaying the current temperature and humidity of your chosen city,

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

Last updated: 8th September 2020 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

Build a smart photo slideshow with balenaCloud

Last updated: 26th October, 2020 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. We've updated the photo component into its own standalone project. Build this project to create a photo slideshow hosted

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

Last updated: 16th March 2021 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, Airplay and Spotify Connect and multi-room capability to an old Hi-Fi, speakers, or any other

Aggregate data from a fleet of sensors with balenaSense and InfluxDB

UPDATE on 07 July 2021: Note that the latest version of balenaSense (v2) does not allow data from multiple sensors to be aggregated using the steps outlined in this post. To aggregate data in v2, see our updated guide. Back in March we wrote about balenaSense, our project to monitor

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