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    Organizing multiple Raspberries Pi

    I use several RPi laying around in a very disorganized manner.

    Does anyone have experience organizing multiple Pis and willing to share it.

    Mounting rack, common power supply, KVM switch, cables ?

    Thanks,

    #2
    A lot of it depends on what you have available to organize with. There are multi pi 19"rack kits if you have a rack available.

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      #3
      Here is my custom setup, which can hold 3 Pi's with POE hats and SSDs.

      https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4782121

      I also made a standalone rack mount for the pi

      https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4098207
      Attached Files

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        #4
        I found a guy online that 3D printed me a 1U to hold 6 RPis

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          #5
          The PIs that I use are for Z-wave (Z-net 1), Zigbee (Con-bee 1), Digital IO (HS plugin 1), and MCSMQTT (bluetooth Beacons- 3). I also have one in the generator outside the home to do redundant backups.

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