Hello dear readers,
There's a new episode of the balenaPodcast
to watch or listen to, featuring BeagleBoard co-founder Jason Kridner. We talk about open hardware and the future of technology accessibility.
Whether you're managing a massive IoT fleet, or just getting started, we encourage you to keep building upon your big idea.
The latest from balena
Build a private LoRaWAN server with balena
Use this guide
to learn how to use balena, a Raspberry Pi, and The Things Stack to build a LoRaWAN network so that you can manage your own data without sharing it with a cloud provider.
Make your own balenaBlocks
balenaBlocks are drop-in chunks of app functionality built to handle common tasks in edge and IoT projects. Use this guide
to learn how to make your own block.
balenaPodcast ep03: on the future of modular, open hardware
Jason Kridner, co-founder of BeagleBoard, joined the balenaPodcast
to talk about the future of open hardware and how we can empower the next wave of makers and creators with technology.
This month on balenaHub
Check out some of our newest Open Fleets, Projects and Blocks on balenaHub
- Ribbit Network - The sensor for the world's largest crowdsourced network of open-source, low-cost, CO2 Gas Detection Sensors.
- BookStack - BookStack is a simple and free, self-hosted, easy-to-use wiki platform for organising and storing information.
- MIDI-Synthesizer - Connect your MIDI instruments and start playing.
- Helium-data-hotspot - Deploys the Helium hotspot that doesn’t mine any HNT.
Meet other product builders on the balenaForums
Community members and balena staff alike have been turning to the new Show & Tell category
on the forum to document their projects as they build.
Join the world’s largest CO2 detection network
Keenan Johnson, a balena community member, is fighting climate change by building the world’s largest crowdsourced network of open-source, low-cost Greenhouse Gas detection sensors, known as the Ribbit Network
Catch up on The Things Academy’s summer session
Want to know how you can build and connect your LoRaWAN gateways with balena? Last month, Marc Pous of balena was teaching just that at the Things Network’s summer session, available on YouTube
A Happy Hour to inspire some new project ideas
Our Ambassadors joined a recent IoT Happy Hour
to share projects that they have been hacking on this summer.
Work with us
We’re looking for a number of roles for our growing team.
- Analytics Engineer
- People Product Lead
- Fleet Reliability Engineer
- Technical Sales Lead / Sales Engineer (EMEA)
- Site Reliability Engineer (EMEA)
- Site Reliability Engineer (Americas)
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.
We’re postponing our physical events to practice safe social distancing and keep our team safe and healthy. While we figure out what's next for our digital events, catch up on the IoT Happy Hour!
Each IoT Happy Hour
features IoT project builds, hardware and software discussions, and community Q&A.