Mtl_Biker wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Going to be a lot easier for me, as I've only got two so far and I don't see myself getting more. Or is that famous last words? Just like potato chips I tell you... you can't have just one.
They tend to proliferate. But even if you don't buy any more or receive some as presents, or don't give away what you thought were spares, you can always go out and get additional micro SD cards to keep messy or highly experimental projects separate. Then you effectively have more Raspberry Pis anyway, at least from a system perspective.
Even from my start with the Raspberry Pi, I've taken advantage of the fact that the cards contain the whole system and been swapping the micro SD cards around a lot so there has never been a 1:1 match between the physical RPi and the activity and thus whatever I have installed and configured. This was exacerbated by having several cheap USB-to-Serial cables which have no identifiers and thus cause the kernel to shuffle the names around when I resume from sleep or reboot my main computer. Also, I have some extra cases with different characteristics (standard, partially open on top for GPIO access, fully open for HATs, closed by screws but the card is accessible, fully closed by metal screws without access to the card, etc) and use the different form factors for different activities. So to save on guessing where I am, since I won't remember otherwise, I have the previously mentioned naming scheme of project mnemonic + global counter number.
For the cards themselves, I've taken to painting just the global counter number on the back and using the penciled notes for keeping track when they are not plugged in.