Well, I know I"m buying at least 4-6 to learn, and then teach clustering to my kids. Should be fun! Any thoughts on management? Is something like Oscar or Rocks looking like a fit for the noob like me. From my research tonight, I think Oscar will work.
I"m not an electrical engineer, but there"s got to be a way to combine power supplies, to get a one wall wart to many r-pi"s powered? That my next research path. It can"t be as easy as getting a small pc power supply and splicing out the 12vs
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The power supply thing was bugging me before bed, I think the medical device industry has us covered. Could someone smarter than I look at these: http://www.trcelectronics.com/.....ulti.shtml
and see if they got the juice to power our berries? Goodnight!
These require 5v and 700ma each so if you want a cluster of 16 you would need a supply capable of delivering a min of 11.2 amps @ 5V it does not matter how it's derived as long as the regulation is good and ripple free. Always good to go maybe 20% higher so it's not cooking so 13 amps would be cool. So could be a PC power supply, a lab bench PSU or a car battery with a 5v regulator hanging of it.