15 December 2021 / Last updated: 15 Dec 2021

balena monthly roundup - December 2021

Hello dear readers,
It's time to vote for your favorite projects on balenaHub: simply join or fork interesting Fleets and Projects. Also, try adding Raspberry Pi Zero 2 Ws to your balenaCloud fleets, go behind the scenes of our balenaLabs residencies, and check out some last-minute holiday gift inspiration.
As always, you can join us on the IoT Project Clinic, Fridays at 4pm UTC, to see us working in the open, and check out the new job opportunities we have.
Happy holidays!

The latest from balena

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W: now supported!

balenaCloud supports the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W
The long awaited Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is here and It’s no secret that here at balena, we are huge fans of the Raspberry Pi single board computers. We now support these powerful little devices.

balenaCloud outages: their causes and what we’re doing to resolve them

update on recent 2021 service issues
We’ve been growing and have identified scalability issues that require addressing. Read this article to learn more about what’s been going on and what we’re doing to resolve these issues.

What is the balenaLabs residency?

balenaLabs residencies: a look
Onboarding is more than learning your new role and meeting teammates. Over the last few months, new hires have spent their first month building a project and getting to know the platform with the Labs team on our quest to improve onboarding.

Create a voice-controlled mood tracker

Balenista Eduardo graduated from his Labs residency after building a self-hosted, voice-controlled mood tracker using Rhasspy and balena. Try it now on balenaHub!

What’s on your gift list this year?

balena Hardware Hacker gift ideas 2021
Looking for the perfect present for your Hardware Hacker friends? We asked the balena team for tips and compiled the answers so you can do some stress-free shopping.

Good luck to all balenaHub Challenge participants

Check out some of our newest Open Fleets, Projects and Blocks on balenaHub.
Vote with your fleet for your favorite balenaHub entries! We'll tally up the votes on 31 December 2021 and announce our winner in the new year.

  • Home Assistant Adguard - A project to deploy Home Assistant and Adguard together
  • Jenkins - Build a Jenkins image with Python 3.7
  • Gate God - Automatically control your gates
  • Strand - Measure temperature from a remote location
  • Blinkt - RESTful API for controlling a RPi with a Blinkt
  • Weather - Multicontainer weather station
  • Jurubeba - A digital territory bu and for local communities
  • Scitizen - Help scientific research for the benefit of mankind
  • GPS Time - Provide accurate time via chrony ntp server
  • Bird Watcher - Classify the birds around you
  • balena Print - Add wireless and AirPrint capability to USB enabled printers
  • Ribbit Network - A network of CO2 gas detection sensors
  • Wifi-to-ethernet - Easily connect an Ethernet-only device to wifi
  • Zigbee-edge-gateway - Full stack Zigbee Edge Gateway with MQTT
  • Rickroll-fm - Build your own RPi FM radio station
  • Learners Block - Let’s anyone share educational resources
  • Agraiai-v2 - Pest detection and classification
  • Peti - Uses Pi-Hole to schedule internet blocks

Work with us

We’re looking for a number of roles for our growing team.
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Warehouse Engineer
  • Software Engineer - Product Development Platform
  • Generalist
  • Operations Manager
  • Data Lead
  • Site Reliability Engineer (Americas)
  • Site Reliability Engineer (EMEA)
Check them out, or if you think you could be a great fit for balena, design your own role and introduce yourself to us via open call. We’d love to get to know you better.

Join the next IoT Project Clinic!

The balenaLabs team welcomes experienced edge developers, makers, and builders to come and talk shop, ask questions, and get new ideas.

Submit your questions for the next live show on this forum thread, tweet us using the hashtag #IoTClinic or leave a comment on one of our YouTube videos.
by Team balenaThe global group of product builders that brings you balena

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