Earlier in the month we announced that we’re now supporting a number of Helium miners with our firmware.
These miners will get the features our our Nebra Miners receive such as instant sync functionality, local diagnostics webpage, and more.
Here at Nebra our background is in open source communities, and we love open source hardware and software. As the only current hotspot manufacturer with an open source hardware and software stack (check out our GitHub repos here) we are proud to support the Helium Network and community with the tools to build their applications.
Continuing in that same vein, today we are pleased to announce that using balenaHub we are now able to offer device firmware update support for a variety of hotspot types including instant sync functionality, local diagnostics webpage, and more in the near future.
To start with, the devices we support are all using Raspberry Pi based hardware. But in future we will be working with Balena to add additional device chipset support as well enabling us to add other hotspots to the mix.
All you need to do to use our firmware is visit one of the pages linked below, download the software image, and then use balenaEtcher to program it to your microSD card. Or you can purchase a preloaded microSD card here.
- RAKwireless v1.5 and v2 / MNTD / Pre-loaded SD Card
- Original Helium Miners / Pre-loaded SD Card
- Sensecap / Pre-loaded SD Card
- Finestra / Pre-loaded SD Card
- Pisces / Pre-loaded SD Card
- Controllino (currently in testing/beta)
Insert the SD card into the device, power it up, and you will then be able to take advantage of all of the features.
Lastly, if you are a hotspot vendor (existing or new) and you would like to contribute to our efforts or use our firmware, we would gladly accept contributions. Have a look at our guide for adding new hotspots and feel free to reach out if you need any support via our support desk.