You have reached a Raspberry Pi!
kernel: Linux pi1 4.4.21-v7+ #911 SMP Thu Sep 15 14:22:38 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

I now have 10 of these tiny $35 computers in operation. A single one has replaced several of my home servers - which will amount to hundreds of dollars in electricity savings per year. To see some of my other projects I've worked on through the years, click here.

You'll find all the components you need to build your own system below. Alternatively, I can also build your Pi and pre-install Raspbian OS for just $100 - which is the BitCoin equivalent of .25 BTC! You can e-mail me for more information.

Components - this is what you need to make it all work!

Raspberry Pi 3 - $35
Clear Pi Case - $9
USB WiFi Chip - $10

*not necessary w/Pi3  
32gb Chip - $10
HDMI Cable - $5
USB Power - $10
Optional Fan - $8


  • WS-2080 Weather Station [widget] - Powered by WeeWX and Ambient Weather
    It is currently 62.8°F outside and 73.4°F inside.

  • NAGIOS Server Monitoring - currently monitoring my server farm of 50+ servers - [home network]

  • SickRage / SickBeard - torrent manager (running on pi4), downloader (running on pi5)

  • FlightAware ADS-B Flight Feeder (KLAX) - Powered by FlightAware PiAware

  • Additionally, feeding ADS-B data to FlightRadar24 as of 08-15-2016

  • Webcam Monitoring - In addition to external DVR surveillance around my house, I have RPi2's spread throughout
    the inside of my home running home-intrusion detection w/$20 Logitech webcams.

  • Kodi / XBMC (Living Room) | Kodi / XBMC (Bedroom)

  • Dogtown BBS - Running Mystic BBS software.

  • SETI@home

  • MilkyWay@home

  • Quake Catcher Network - CalTech Earthquake Sensor Node

  • Star Wars - ASCII Animation

  • Adafruit 16x2 LCD Display - $20 LCD display, I have mine displaying real-time weather/earthquake/twitter information

  • Minecraft Private Server - CPU utilization was too high, so moved to one of my Ubuntu instances


  • Modem/router - PowerSwitch Tail II relay switch to automatically power cycle modem during loss of connectivity through GPIO output. source code here

  • AM/FM radio scanning, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, AIS, ACARS, trunked radio, P25 digital voice, POCSAG, weather balloons,
    APRS, NOAA APT weather satellites, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring, etc - RTL-SDR R820T2 RTL2832U with 2x Telescopic Antenna

  • Server Stats:



    metric value
    kernel Linux pi1 4.4.21-v7+ #911 SMP Thu Sep 15 14:22:38 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux
    load 22:05:19 up 35 days, 2:00, 0 users, load average: 0.74, 0.75, 0.73
    usb Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0bc2:231a Seagate RSS LLC
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0bda:2832 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2832U DVB-T
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1a40:0201 Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 1941:8021 Dream Link WH1080 Weather Station / USB Missile Launcher
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04e2:1410 Exar Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub