Raspberry Pi Tower

Here’s the current update for the raspberry pi setup I am currently experimenting with…


The only thing I need to source is some extension pieces so I can add the extra hats for a few of the pi’s then it will be a complete project. 🙂

4 Raspberry Pi’s Enough?

Since moving my server from the old IBM eSERVER 220 to a Raspberry Pi 2 I’ve added a fourth pi to the mix. Although is not doing the task I have planned (haven’t had time to set it all up) the model A+ will be uploading the data from my LaCrosse ws-2310 to weather underground.



Pictures of Pi

RasPi 1

RasPi 1 is T2TAS (APRSC) aka VK7HSE-1/4 (APRX) This is the Raspberry Pi Model B

RasPi 2

RasPi 2 is currently setup with Ras Pi Cam Control keeping an eye on the server room! This is the Raspberry Pi Model B+

RasPi 3

RasPi 3 is this blog (vk7hse.org) and email.  This is the Raspberry Pi 2 model B

Raspberry Pi(s) Online

I’ve finally got around to completing the transfer of data for my Website, Email, File server, T2TAS & APRS iGate/Digi services. I’m using a model B for the APRS duties with the VHF port using TNCPi kiss tnc and still using the old faithful PK-232MBX & USB to serial converter for the HF port. For the website and email servers I’m using the new model 2B. Both are using 16gb Class10 sdhc. This leaves the third Raspberry Pi for experimenting with whatever suites!

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

The motivation behind this was to retire my aging IBM eServer 220 (costs about $100AUD per quarter) that had suffered the loss of 1GB ram due to age and the 10k SCSI drives sounding like they were about to self destruct! So performance may not be comparable from the old server, but that’s not the focus here.

A Work in Progress Raspberry Pi’s

I’m in the process of transferring this blog from the old IBM-eSERVER 220 to a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. So far the website files and mysql tables have been transferred and seems to be working ok. Email has given me some trouble and is still being run from the old server until I can sort out why it refuses to not accept mail for valid users! The next main change will be moving my T2TAS service to another Raspberry Pi Model B with a TNCPi to take over that function.

Work in progress

A third Raspberry Pi Model B+ will be setup with it’s PiNoIR camera and some IR LED’s to take footage of selected objects of interest! This will most likely not be available to the big world as it may end up becoming part of a home security system.

By the time I get this all sorted all my self hosted services will running from Raspberry Pi’s