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How many Raspberry Pis do you have and what are they used for?

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Feek, May 10, 2019.

  1. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 25,838

    Location: In the radio shack

    Over the last few years, I've become a bit addicted to Raspberry Pis, if I think of something to use one for, I have absolutely no hesitation in firing one up.

    It occurred to me earlier today that I've now got rather a lot of them and I thought I'd work out exactly how many I have and what they're all doing.

    I think this is the complete list.

    • Raspberry Pi Zero - Pihole
    • Raspberry Pi Zero - Amateur radio APRS gateway
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W - Christmas tree flashing lights
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W - Internet watchdog
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W - ADS-B relay server (hosting a live feed)
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W - Internet radio
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W - Amateur radio QRSS grabber using QrssPiG
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W - Pihole
    • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B - OpenVPN and ddclient for dynamic DNS updates
    • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B - Remote, running Teamviewer for access to CentOS server (this is the only Pi I've ever had to use the GUI on)
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - UniFi controller
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - Amateur radio DXSpider
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - ADS-B receiver
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - ADS-B receiver (soon to be retired in favour of the one below)
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ - ADS-B receiver
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ - Remote ADS-B receiver

    How many Pis do you have and what are they doing?
     
  2. Grimley

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

    Posts: 5,924

    Location: Deepest Darkest Essex!!

    A Pi3 1st generation bought a couple of years ago. It sits in the drawer doing nothing & I use it sometimes when I'm bored.
     
  3. MonkeyBasher

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 4, 2009

    Posts: 257

    I run pihole, kodi, generic video apps, google voice, alexa and my torrent client all from the same PI3 and it uses max about 25% load.
    My day1 pi1 sits in a drawer doing nothing.
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 9,563

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Only two but neither in use now.

    1x Pi B 256Mb - was previously used for PiHole and CUPS, but have now migrated both to VMs running on a 10zig thin client https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/posts/32676525
    1x Pi 3 Model B - bought to mess around with as a low power TVHeadend receiver - project currently parked however.
     
  5. Semple

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 4,956

    Ever thought of consolidating?

    Power draw per device is pretty low, but assuming all of your ~20 are all powered up and running, must surely be adding up.

    I've got two Day1 Pi's, one runs a torrent client, and the other is sat on my desk not doing a great deal - i've thought about sticking Pihole on it.
     
  6. Stephanie Peterson

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 9, 2019

    Posts: 185

    Odroid c2 stuck to back of my router doing pihole work, overkill for it as its only doing that at the moment.
    Odroid xu4 not doing much was playing with emulation and got bored with the problems, couple of other orange pi's, Pi zeros and a pi3 somewhere doing nowt.
     
  7. InfiniteNoise

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 3, 2011

    Posts: 1,033

    Just one, RPi 3 running Pi-hole.

    Network wide adblocking is nice.
     
  8. picnic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    I have a B running piHole, another running an ADS-B receiver, feeding both FlightRadar24 and FlightAware, and a B+ running RetroPie. Got another couple lying around awaiting for projects.
     
  9. alexakasloth

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 13, 2004

    Posts: 7,213

    Location: UK

    I have a Pi Zero for emulation and have just recieved a 3b+ to move my Plex server over to.
     
  10. Drizmod

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006

    Posts: 2,191

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    I only have one 3b+ and I used it with Retropie for a while but now i'm in the process of setting up pi-hole to make a netwotk wide ad blocker
     
  11. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 25,838

    Location: In the radio shack

    Have you seen the ADS-B thread in GD?
     
  12. picnic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    No I hadn't. That's this morning gone then reading through that, thanks ;)
     
  13. the-evaluator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 24, 2015

    Posts: 1,392

    I've got 2.

    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ - Pi-Hole
    • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ - Portable router. It connects to local internet via wifi or ethernet then broadcasts my own wireless network where all traffic is sent down an OpenVPN tunnel to my OpenVPN server at home.

    There's also a 2B in the drawer that's faulty. It'll install an OS just find but every single time I shutdown or reboot the SD card gets corrupted.
     
  14. montymint

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

    Posts: 2,610

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I have a couple in use atm:

    1. Pi3b+ being used as an octoprint server
    2. piZero in a gameboy shell being used as a retroboy
    3. Pi3b+ as a Plex client for my bedroom
    4. Pie3b+ as a retroarch box downstairs

    I have a bunch of older models in a drawer now.

    I need to get myself another Pi for a Pihole setup (when I can be bothered).
     
  15. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 25,838

    Location: In the radio shack

    Use one of the older ones, it runs perfectly well on any Pi.
     
  16. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 17,326

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    3x 3Bs.

    - Retropie
    - One for the boy to do his homework on (he's 8)
    - pihole / DHCP.
     
  17. montymint

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

    Posts: 2,610

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    sweet. I think that's a job for this weekend :)
     
  18. maj

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2010

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Newcastle

    Raspberry Pi 2 Model B - RetroPie but not used it in ages
    Raspberry Pi Zero W (but hard wired) - Pihole/DHCP but tempted to host this in a VM instead.