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
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Youlian Troyanov

Want it.

Member

Heh. I’d be interested in this one.

Narongrat Srimee
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Narongrat Srimee

I would like to try this one

Member
Dost Muhammad Shah

Hi. I would like to try them

Amanda
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Amanda

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

Marcin Jabrzyk
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Hi, I’m joining and want to win it.

h4med
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Hi, I would like to participate in the giveaway 🙂

Member

Count me in!

Neftaly Hernandez
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Neftaly Hernandez

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

Michael Phillips
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Michael Phillips

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

Jose Carlos Marti
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Jose Carlos Marti

I want to give it a try

Ted
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Ted

I want it……….

Tired8281
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Tired8281

Thanks!

khiemspdt
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khiemspdt

Nice week

Jarek
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Jarek

Count me in

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Puiu Alexandru

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

Mark Birss
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Mark Birss

Yes, please

Sergej Komov
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Sergej Komov

Count me in!

Laurent H
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Laurent H

Count me in

maurer
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maurer

pick me ! pick me! pick me ! 🙂

Luka Hrvatin
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Luka Hrvatin

Nice week

Amedee
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Amedee

Great initiative!

Member
Jānis Bikše

Looks good!

guadguad ameur
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guadguad ameur

Nice board

Member
Lioh Moeller

I would like to take part.

Dean Shorter
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Dean Shorter

I’d love to give this a try.

Stanislav Vasilev
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Stanislav Vasilev

Pick me!

Bumsik Kim
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Bumsik Kim

Looks so great, I’m in!

Phan Hoang Dinh
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Phan Hoang Dinh

Thank you

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This would be a useful kit to have. Crossing fingers

k.c.
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+1

Uros P
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Uros P

I would like to try this.

Nikolaos Monios
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Nikolaos Monios

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

Richard Osterloh
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Richard Osterloh

I’m keen!

Kovacs Robert
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Kovacs Robert

Thanks!

Dainis
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Dainis

Good luck everyone!

Alex Ustyantsev
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Alex Ustyantsev

Count me in )

Marcin
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Marcin

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

Member

I’m in

Rohit
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Rohit

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

Marko
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Marko

Jice, want it 😉

Elbzor
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Elbzor

Gimme 🙂

Noemi
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Noemi

This time of the year again, yum

Matteo
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Matteo

Looks interesting. I am in.

Guillaume LEVEQUE
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Guillaume LEVEQUE

Hi,

I’m interested 🙂

Regards

jeanrhum
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jeanrhum

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

inspector
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inspector

+

Nomi Reln'aym
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Nomi Reln'aym

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
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Z. Zulkifli

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
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Martin

Booyakasha!