At the start of this year I bought the house I had been renting for the previous 14 years and since then I’ve been busy doing things like renovating and automating it.
How I’ve done that will be in a separate series of blog entries, however at it’s heart is a Raspberry PI 4B with the official touch screen mounted at the top of a wall in the Kitchen running Home Assistant.
I also have a larger monitor mounted on a wall in my home office which has a Raspberry PI 2B which shows a Grafana dashboard for monitoring my home systems.
In both instances they are running as a kiosk so that when they boot up they automatically open a browser on a fixed page.
This guide covers how to setup a PI from scratch into a simple kiosk.
In recent months I’ve been setting up a new cluster at home to replace some of the hosts I have in the cloud. This has become more important as one of the hosts I use is removing support some of the types of server that I use with the aim of removing them completely later in the year. Unfortunately there are currently no other providers out there that provide similar servers are a similar price so I took the decision to migrate some of the services which don’t need to be external back in-house.
So this is the beginning of a series of articles on that migration process including setting up the various nodes in the cluster, how they are managed & how they are racked so that they don’t take up much space.