Giveaway Week – Balena Fin Developer Kit

We’ve been organizing “giveaway weeks” every year since 2014 on CNX Software to send some of the review samples to our readers. Let’s do it again in 2019 starting with Balena Fin developer kit based on Raspberry Pi 3+ Computer Module (CM3+) with 8GB flash and a carrier board in order to get started with BalenaOS operating system and the company’s balenaCloud service.

balenaFin developer kit fully assembled
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Instead of a traditional review, we wrote a getting started guide for balenaFin Developer Kit, balenaOS and balenaCloud, where we explain how to flash the OS to the board, configure it, run a container, and manage the device, including container updates, from Balenacloud.

The winner will receive the full kit below with carrier board, Raspberry Pi CM3+ module, CR1225 battery, enclosure, power supply, and MicroUSB cable.

balenaFin, RPi Compute Module, Power Supply, Enclosure
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It will come already assembled as shown in the first photo.

To enter the draw simply leave a comment below. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10 am (Bangkok time) every day.
  • Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org, and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Shipping
    • $23 for registered airmail small packet for oversea shipping payable via PayPal within 48 hours once the contest (for a given product) is complete.
    • If Paypal is not available in your country, you can still play, and I’ll cover the cost of sending the parcel by Sea and Land (SAL) without registration if you win.
  • I’ll post all 7 prizes at the same time, around the 14th of November
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck!

Balena Fin development kit can be purchased on Balena store for $129 and up.

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Youlian Troyanov
Youlian Troyanov
2 years ago

Want it.

Nobody Of Import
2 years ago

Heh. I’d be interested in this one.

Narongrat Srimee
Narongrat Srimee
2 years ago

I would like to try this one

Dost Muhammad Shah(@dost_muhammad_shah)
2 years ago

Hi. I would like to try them

Amanda
Amanda
2 years ago

I live in Chiang Mai. Can I pick it up in person if I win?

Marcin Jabrzyk
2 years ago

Hi, I’m joining and want to win it.

h4med
2 years ago

Hi, I would like to participate in the giveaway 🙂

Carlos Vargas
2 years ago

Count me in!

Neftaly Hernandez
Neftaly Hernandez
2 years ago

Keen! I’d like to explore container-hosted user interfaces for industrial equipment.

Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips
2 years ago

A nice hardware design. Looking forward to testing its capabilities.

Jose Carlos Marti
Jose Carlos Marti
2 years ago

I want to give it a try

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

I want it……….

Tired8281
Tired8281
2 years ago

Thanks!

khiemspdt
khiemspdt
2 years ago

Nice week

Jarek
Jarek
2 years ago

Count me in

Puiu Alexandru(@puiu_alexandru)
2 years ago

Small, but powerful and great device !
will be for great help if somehow, I win..

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
2 years ago

Yes, please

Sergej Komov
Sergej Komov
2 years ago

Count me in!

Laurent H
Laurent H
2 years ago

Count me in

maurer
2 years ago

pick me ! pick me! pick me ! 🙂

Luka Hrvatin
Luka Hrvatin
2 years ago

Nice week

Amedee
Amedee
2 years ago

Great initiative!

Jānis Bikše(@janis_bikse)
2 years ago

Looks good!

guadguad ameur
guadguad ameur
2 years ago

Nice board

Lioh Moeller(@lioh_moeller)
2 years ago

I would like to take part.

Dean Shorter
Dean Shorter
2 years ago

I’d love to give this a try.

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
2 years ago

Pick me!

Bumsik Kim
Bumsik Kim
2 years ago

Looks so great, I’m in!

Phan Hoang Dinh
Phan Hoang Dinh
2 years ago

Thank you

Jimmy
Jimmy
2 years ago

This would be a useful kit to have. Crossing fingers

k.c.
2 years ago

+1

Uros P
Uros P
2 years ago

I would like to try this.

Nikolaos Monios
Nikolaos Monios
2 years ago

Good luck all! Great prize for the 1st day 😀

Richard Osterloh
Richard Osterloh
2 years ago

I’m keen!

Kovacs Robert
Kovacs Robert
2 years ago

Thanks!

Dainis
2 years ago

Good luck everyone!

Alex Ustyantsev
Alex Ustyantsev
2 years ago

Count me in )

Marcin
Marcin
2 years ago

An interesting set. I’d love to take it in.
Thanks for another giveaway. 🙂

Patrice Tisserand
2 years ago

I’m in

Rohit
Rohit
2 years ago

I thought of buying a compute module but baseboard was out of my budget. Can i have this…

Marko
Marko
2 years ago

Jice, want it ?

Elbzor
Elbzor
2 years ago

Gimme 🙂

Noemi
Noemi
2 years ago

This time of the year again, yum

Matteo
Matteo
2 years ago

Looks interesting. I am in.

Guillaume LEVEQUE
Guillaume LEVEQUE
2 years ago

Hi,

I’m interested 🙂

Regards

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
2 years ago

Each year it’s a nice week. I’ll be happy to win one of the prizes!

inspector
inspector
2 years ago

+

Nomi Reln'aym
Nomi Reln'aym
2 years ago

I never win anything anyway. so why am I even bothering?

Please give it to one of the other entrants, they’re all so much more worthy than me.

God I’m so depressed.

Z. Zulkifli
Z. Zulkifli
2 years ago

I’ve had firstly knew about Balena (formerly known as Resin.io) as there was a time where Docker suddenly hype in the market. But after that I didn’t catch up anything new about Balena. The newest update I’ve heard, that their OS being the first to support Raspberry PI 4. Anyway, who are the current competitors to Balena? Did anyone know? And what are the real advantages of using their environment?

Martin
Martin
2 years ago

Booyakasha!

Bart Theeuwes
Bart Theeuwes
2 years ago

gimme gimme gimme

Eugene
Eugene
2 years ago

me please 🙂

Branko
Branko
2 years ago

Here!

opk
opk
2 years ago

Count me in.

Thanks for doing the giveaways. I’ve always taken part but have never lucked in.

Ubergesundheit
Ubergesundheit
2 years ago

Seems like a really nice device!

Paul Kilgannon
Paul Kilgannon
2 years ago

If you’re not in you can’t win 😉

Erik
Erik
2 years ago

I really want to play around with this kit. Maybe I could send my RPi 2 to retirement.

Mateusz
Mateusz
2 years ago

There is a chance, isn’t it ?

hitech95
2 years ago

I’m In!

Michael Z
Michael Z
2 years ago

Greetings from Greece!

Venet
Venet
2 years ago

Interested!

Michiel R.
Michiel R.
2 years ago

Interested!

gonp
gonp
2 years ago

this is very nice of you, thanks! i want.

Alex Mina(@alex_mina)
2 years ago

I’m in.

ken C
ken C
2 years ago

Give it to me or else your donkey will suffer.

Amit K
Amit K
2 years ago

Nifty package.

ValdikSS
ValdikSS
2 years ago

Looking forward to this devkit.

Leonardo
2 years ago

Hi, I would like to participate.

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
2 years ago

It’s miiiiiiiine! 😀

goussack
goussack
2 years ago

I’m in..

Nick
Nick
2 years ago

Id love to learn on one of those.

Douglas Mayle
Douglas Mayle
2 years ago

Looks interesting

Freire
Freire
2 years ago

Count me in!

pi-r
pi-r
2 years ago

Count me in.

andrewjaykeller(@andrewjaykeller)
2 years ago

Hi I do!

Klaus Koeniger
Klaus Koeniger
2 years ago

Great – I’d really like to try this out …

Nuno Felicio
2 years ago

Hum….. nice board!

John Lin
John Lin
2 years ago

Like it

Thiago Tavares
2 years ago

Nice! My xmas present! 🙂

Peter Elliot
Peter Elliot
2 years ago

Looks interesting…

Alexander
Alexander
2 years ago

#balenaFin Developer Kit ?
I’d like to try it and do a review

Lee Davies
Lee Davies
2 years ago

Got to be in it to win it.

Seriously, I’ve been after a reasonably priced CM3 “hosting” board for a while. The closest I’ve got is the Waveshare board

Henrik
Henrik
2 years ago

Lets give it a try 🙂

Christopher Capobianco

I would be interested in the Balena Fin dev kit

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

Perfect for IoT project, please count me in

Dmitrii
Dmitrii
2 years ago

Nice board!

Almaz
Almaz
2 years ago

It’s important for me to win this

Freddy Armstrong
Freddy Armstrong
2 years ago

Nice, I want it.

shen yi
shen yi
2 years ago

good luck everyone

hominoid
hominoid
2 years ago

I’m There…

Parthiban
Parthiban
2 years ago

Count me in!

Abbadon
Abbadon
2 years ago

Cool!

Tung Nguyen
Tung Nguyen
2 years ago

Look forward to receive it 🙂

errepunto
errepunto
2 years ago

Count me in!

S Yousuf Imam
S Yousuf Imam
2 years ago

Fingers Crossed
I hope I get lucky this time.

infeeeee
infeeeee
2 years ago

I love giveaways!

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
2 years ago

I could find a use for this!

S. I.
S. I.
2 years ago

Thank you!

Juri Shalkin(@juri_shalkin)
2 years ago

I’m in the game!

Laurent Simon
Laurent Simon
2 years ago

Great opportunity to test the compute module

Loren Card
Loren Card
2 years ago

Pick me!

Sébastien
Sébastien
2 years ago

Count me in 😉

Luigi Morelli
2 years ago

We would happily write an essay on our blog should we win one 🙂

Danilo De Finis
2 years ago

I want to try it! Thanks!

Tuff Professional
Tuff Professional
2 years ago

On it!

Dharry
Dharry
2 years ago

Count me in

Hong Shen
Hong Shen
2 years ago

See if I’m lucky

Ivan Najdanović(@ivan_najdanovic)
2 years ago

Will be great to try it out

Luke Marvin
Luke Marvin
2 years ago

One entry please.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Please randomly choose me!

Dmytro Tokarskyy
Dmytro Tokarskyy
2 years ago

i’m interested in

uibo
2 years ago

Count me in!

Magnus
Magnus
2 years ago

This is so cool! Thank you!

Hanna
Hanna
2 years ago

This is great!

Daniel Delgado
Daniel Delgado
2 years ago

I want one. : )

Ivan
Ivan
2 years ago

I’m in

Tim
Tim
2 years ago

Woohoo! Count me in!

Brian Weller
2 years ago

Must have!!!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

I’m in!

Pere
Pere
2 years ago

Hi, I like

2 years ago

Hope to get one.

Greg Dalton
2 years ago

Make my Day!

James Ostrowick
James Ostrowick
2 years ago

Looks awesome as a prize!

Jhon Dowe
Jhon Dowe
2 years ago

I want in!

Cristhian Palma Macay
Cristhian Palma Macay
2 years ago

Participando

2 years ago

Count me in please.

Riham
Riham
2 years ago

Nice to have it.

Genaro
Genaro
2 years ago

I also would like to give it a try!

Moskit
Moskit
2 years ago

I want it

RubenM
RubenM
2 years ago

Count me in, please!

Servo
Servo
2 years ago

Want, want, want!

avra
avra
2 years ago

I am in

Virtual
Virtual
2 years ago

Thx

Emannuell Cenzi
2 years ago

Hi. I would like try this board and review at my personal blog in Portuguese BR 🙂

Italque
Italque
2 years ago

Nice chance to win something interesting and useful for my next project !

Alexander Smyslov
2 years ago

Want it.

Dimitris C
Dimitris C
2 years ago

Good luck everyone

Nikola
Nikola
2 years ago

I want it 🙂

ye thu
ye thu
2 years ago

just want to try it

Gaetano
Gaetano
2 years ago

I hope

Amanda
Amanda
2 years ago

Do want!

Nikola
Nikola
2 years ago

I’m in!

alevan
alevan
2 years ago

I could use it.

Iman khamseh
Iman khamseh
2 years ago

Its nice

Robert Connaghan
Robert Connaghan
2 years ago

I think carrier boards are the future. Would love to power this up. Thanks, Burtrum

Kumichou(@kumichou)
2 years ago

w00t! Yes, please!

Jay(@jayendran_ramani)
2 years ago

Would be good to get to tinker with this

shyam
shyam
2 years ago

Intrested

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