1uke_
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Look for storage suggestions for multiple Pi

Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:17 pm

Hello,

I have fallen in love with the Pi and use it to power multiple services on my network, but I am finding that having multiple pi laying in the corner of my room is starting to look untidy.

Is there anything out there that would allow me to safely store the pi in a neat and attractive way.

I am happy to go down the DIY build route or purchase something pre-made, just looking for some suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Andyroo

Re: Look for storage suggestions for multiple Pi

Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:44 pm

Unsure if this is corporate or home use but:

https://rackmountpi.com/

http://www.prism-online.co.uk/products/ ... an-tray-2/

https://www.bitscope.com/product/blade/

are suitable for work and the latter is possible for home use. Depends on how big your network is :lol:

hippy
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Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:34 pm
Location: UK

Re: Look for storage suggestions for multiple Pi

Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:25 pm

1uke_ wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Is there anything out there that would allow me to safely store the pi in a neat and attractive way.
It might depend on what you have connected to your Pi which determines how best to hide them away.

What's neat or attractive is in the eye of the beholder but the golden rule is that it doesn't usually matter how bad things are inside, it only really matters how things appear from outside.

You could throw them all in a nice wooden crate, or on a spare bookshelf with a decorative grill or metal mesh in front of them.

I have a wooden cabinet under my main TV so I modified that so the lower decorative panel easily pulls off and I simply push my Pi under the cabinet. Panel mount USB sockets allow things to be plugged in.

You can repurpose other equipment to hold your Pi's. I find old DVD players, STB's, LAN switches, routers and the like handy for hiding Pi's within. If you can get a number of the same style they look quite neat stacked in a corner.

I have put Pi Zero W's inside portable DVD players with screens and inside small TV's to turn them into all-in-one computers.

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