TLDR: the Beast is a single board computer cluster designed as a testing and demo rig for resin.io. We built Beast v1, with 120 Raspberry Pis, back in 2014 and started working on the next iteration, Beast v2, with 144 Raspberry Pis, about a year later. Now we're designing Beast v3 and sharing progress on Gitter!
This is the first post in a series on best practices and tools for open-sourcing a project, based on our experience with Etcher and other such projects. We'll be covering topics including documentation, code quality, community building, error tracking, and so forth. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see!