A server with Raspberry Pi and its own built-in UPS
We have already seen on other occasions how the Raspberry Pi can give a lot of play in a large number of projects of different kinds. And it is not only a great device for emulating classic video games, but also a very interesting way to have an alternative to Google Photos or as a device that, thanks to Homebridge, expands HomeKit’s compatibility with accessories that would only work for Android at first.
However, one of the most interesting and popular uses is to use this development board to create a NAS or online storage solution . And this is where the rest of the components that can be attached to it is what makes the difference. Something that you will be able to see and understand clearly below.
What you see is a NAS server that is also valid to function as a content server via streaming, to link connected home devices or even control home security cameras. But that’s not what makes it really eye-catching. The interest it generates is the inclusion of a UPS This prevents the Raspberry Pi from continuing to function for an additional time in the event of a power outage.
This way you could continue the tasks that were being done, turn them off in an orderly manner and then turn off well to avoid data loss.
How to build this server with UPS and display
In the video that you can see below is all the information to build an identical or very similar solution to this server with Integrated UPS and displaY. A process that is not complicated at all, although making a similar case will depend on whether or not you have a 3D printer, someone who can make it for you or find an alternative.
From there just review the list of required components:
- Rasboberry Pi 4B
- 32GB Micro SD
- UPS Plus Module
- 2 x 18,650 Lithium batteries
- Small heatsink for Raspberry Pi
- 128 × 64 pixel OLED display
You will also need some screws, cables and little extras to shape everything. When you have everything on the page of The Diu Life, all the instructions to carry out the assembly and configuration, which is what can be most complicated for users.
Still worth checking out. Because for very little price you can have an interesting alternative for later vitamins with much of the existing software to this striking hardware proposal. And, above all, safe, because if there is a power cut it will continue to work without problems. In addition, with the integrated screen you will be able to know information such as remaining autonomy, etc., quickly.