Updating The PiCluster LEDs

April 29, 2019


Wrote a python script that lets me run a Adafruit NeoPixel off the GPIO of a Raspberry Pi

Set it up so Ansible can change the LED on the Pi

Adding the LED control to some of my playbooks to test out.


Ansible Pi Cluster

April 28, 2019


Updated my old Pi Cluster, and added in a few more Pi’s Using a total of  5 Raspberry Pi  3B to learn Ansible and test my playbooks and roles.


  • Raspberry Pi
  • SD card
  • Cases
  • LED
  • Switch
  • Network Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Power Hub

Updating My OS USB

April 4, 2019


A friend wanted a copy of the USB I use to format and reinstall my operating systems

Viking Helm

April 3, 2019


Got a viking helm for a bachelor party. I am going to stick some LEDs on in and see how that goes.
Initial Helm

Testing Helm with LEDs and some of the wiring

Setting Up A Bracelet Tester

April 1, 2019


Sister is building some LED bracelets, and I wanted to give her an easy way to test them.

Cleaning Up My Spaghetti

April 1, 2019


I have been using my YouTube Jog Dial pretty much every time I use YouTube, but my wiring is pretty messy. After playing Factorio & Satasfactory I have learned to love cleaning up spaghetti wiring, so I took a look at the jog-dial and compacted it and ran some cleaner wiring.

FreeNAS USB Update

March 25, 2019


Took the NAS down during low usage hours, to swap out the USB drive FreeNAS is installed and running on.
Copied the config from the old USB and pulled out that drive
Threw in the new 32GB Sandisk USB 3.0 drive and my trusty OS Drive and installed the latest version of FreeNAS
Initial setup went off without a hitch
Booted off of the new USB and logged in, then uploaded the old config
Rebooted and everything was back

Whole process took less than 30 minutes.
FreeNAS is the shit.

Re Purposing The Pi Screen

March 15, 2019

Messing Around With Some Home Automation

March 10, 2019


Using Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi

Testing out a red alert voice command

Upgrading the Lack Rack

March 4, 2019


Was at Ikea and picked up another Lack side table.
Used it to secure up the bottom of the rack where I was using some flimsy pieces of plywood to hold up the entire rack.

Also added some wooden rails for the ubiquity switch to sit on