Here’s an odd solution I came up with to deal with the tangled mess that is my Raspberry Pi HomeLab – mounting it on a cheap kitchen chopping board.
There’s not a lot more to be said for it really – it’s a Raspberry Pi attached to a chopping board.
I noticed that the micro-HDMI connection to the Pi was getting wonky – every time I shifted things around force was applied to the tiny connector. I wanted to mount the Pi and the HDMI adapter to something so that it couldn’t be yanked side-to-side.
While I was at it, I decided to just mount everything I usually have connected to my Raspberry Pi to a chopping board.
Holes were drilled and zip-ties were used to secure everything.
- Raspberry Pi 4
- External USB HDD
- Mini OpenWRT Router
- 5 Inch HDMI LCD (USB Powered)
The whole setup is now easy to unplug, pick up, and move. The screen is good enough for terminal and light administration tasks.
I can prop it up on a desk and access the USB and GPIO ports for a bit of hardware hacking.
If I just want it performing server duties I can hang it in the closet.
Not the most elegant looking solution – but it cost a dollar, and it works.