My home office used to be something out of a horror movie. Wires going everywhere, multiple keyboards, mice, etc. I was constantly swapping inputs on monitors and wasting time unplugging and plugging in cables trying to get computers to recognize displays had been added. It was a huge pain.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve made a few investments to remedy the situation. First was a cabinet with a drawer. The drawer fits a power strip, a handful of Raspberry Pis, and a 8 port gigabit switch. This alone took care of a ton of the wires and cables that were running around the desk. A few of the Pis also had USB peripherals for wireless keyboard and whatnot. I’ll be keeping an eye on the temperature in the drawer and may add a small fan out the back if needed, but for right now, this appears to be running without any issues. (more…)