Need a computer? This is a great place to start.
- Choose your hardware
- Choose your operating system
- Choose any services
There are many types of Pi computers. Choose the one that best fits your project's use case. At a minimum you'll need:
- Raspberry Pi Computer
- Power Supply
- Memory Card
I also often like a power switch if the device will not be powered on all of the time.
TODO: hardware lists and references
In addition to a good power supply it's important to make sure you have a good powered usb hub before attempting to connect peripherals. Even a wired usb keyboard and mouse can be too much for a pi zero, I've found.
A server should have more memory available.
32GB is good for a server installation.
64GB is good to use for a camera installation. (TODO: confirm pi zero can create a file system that big. Should work).
Once you've got your system install, it's time to configure what the system runs: Ubuntu
Projects Using Pi
aka a Digital Time Keeping System
TimeTrack Raspberry Pi | timetrack
City-of-Bloomington/timetrack: Digital time keeping system with both a web-based calendar entry and a kiosk based badge entry interface
Run docker to allow multiple services on the same server.
Docker image for plex somewhere?