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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149 Comments
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Youlian Troyanov
Youlian Troyanov
8 months ago

Want it.

Nobody Of Import
8 months ago

Heh. I’d be interested in this one.

Narongrat Srimee
Narongrat Srimee
8 months ago

I would like to try this one

Dost Muhammad Shah
8 months ago

Hi. I would like to try them

Amanda
Amanda
8 months ago

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

Marcin Jabrzyk
8 months ago

Hi, I’m joining and want to win it.

h4med
8 months ago

Hi, I would like to participate in the giveaway 🙂

Carlos Vargas
8 months ago

Count me in!

Neftaly Hernandez
Neftaly Hernandez
8 months ago

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

Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips
8 months ago

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

Jose Carlos Marti
Jose Carlos Marti
8 months ago

I want to give it a try

Ted
Ted
8 months ago

I want it……….

Tired8281
Tired8281
8 months ago

Thanks!

khiemspdt
khiemspdt
8 months ago

Nice week

Jarek
Jarek
8 months ago

Count me in

Puiu Alexandru
8 months ago

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

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
8 months ago

Yes, please

Sergej Komov
Sergej Komov
8 months ago

Count me in!

Laurent H
Laurent H
8 months ago

Count me in

maurer
maurer
8 months ago

pick me ! pick me! pick me ! 🙂

Luka Hrvatin
Luka Hrvatin
8 months ago

Nice week

Amedee
Amedee
8 months ago

Great initiative!

Jānis Bikše
8 months ago

Looks good!

guadguad ameur
guadguad ameur
8 months ago

Nice board

Lioh Moeller
8 months ago

I would like to take part.

Dean Shorter
Dean Shorter
8 months ago

I’d love to give this a try.

Stanislav Vasilev
Stanislav Vasilev
8 months ago

Pick me!

Bumsik Kim
Bumsik Kim
8 months ago

Looks so great, I’m in!

Phan Hoang Dinh
Phan Hoang Dinh
8 months ago

Thank you

Jimmy
Jimmy
8 months ago

This would be a useful kit to have. Crossing fingers

k.c.
8 months ago

+1

Uros P
Uros P
8 months ago

I would like to try this.

Nikolaos Monios
Nikolaos Monios
8 months ago

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

Richard Osterloh
Richard Osterloh
8 months ago

I’m keen!

Kovacs Robert
Kovacs Robert
8 months ago

Thanks!

Dainis
Dainis
8 months ago

Good luck everyone!

Alex Ustyantsev
Alex Ustyantsev
8 months ago

Count me in )

Marcin
Marcin
8 months ago

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

Patrice Tisserand
8 months ago

I’m in

Rohit
Rohit
8 months ago

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

Marko
Marko
8 months ago

Jice, want it 😉

Elbzor
Elbzor
8 months ago

Gimme 🙂

Noemi
Noemi
8 months ago

This time of the year again, yum

Matteo
Matteo
8 months ago

Looks interesting. I am in.

Guillaume LEVEQUE
Guillaume LEVEQUE
8 months ago

Hi,

I’m interested 🙂

Regards

jeanrhum
jeanrhum
8 months ago

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

inspector
inspector
8 months ago

+

Nomi Reln'aym
Nomi Reln'aym
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months ago

Booyakasha!

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