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

Build a Raspberry Pi-based network camera using WebRTC

Do you want to be able to monitor your house, workplace, husband, wife, kids, pets, etc. when you are not there? Do you have a Raspberry Pi and a camera laying around? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, keep reading! In this project, we're going

Sensors and Data Logging with Embedded Linux - The Ultimate Guide Part 2: Build A Sensor Dashboard

This is the second in a three-part 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. This second part builds on the first part to add a database and

How to protect your device with PiJuice and balenaCloud

Last week we published a blog post reviewing some UPS (uninterruptible power supply) HATS for the balenaFin and Raspberry Pi to keep your device up and running during power outages. In this post, we will show you how you can easily add the PiJuice to your current project with the

Control your balenaDash display with a web browser & HTTP API

We’re keeping things moving on the balenaDash project and have just added some additional features to the project. Now you can control the display with a web interface and API, and easily connect to new WiFi networks! Now that the balenaDash project has been out in the wild for