I have a monitor that is connected to another pc and a pi, up until now I have had to swap cables when I wanted to use the pi/pc and it was getting tedious.
As I read that some don’t play nicely with the pi, I was assuming that it might be tricky to find one that works – however this duronic hdmi switch works perfectly (even the auto switching) with the pc and pi. The only issue is the blindly bright blue LED – seen below covered with a square of post it.Connected as follows:
I wanted a server for a while to take care of streaming music, streaming films, backup documents, photo storage, print server and anything else I need. I avoided the cheaper generally low powered NAS’s (I have a raspberry Pi that could do that) and decided to essentially build another pc to perform these tasks. It would be more powerful and offer more functionality. It will however cost more to run and take up more space. But I was happy with that.
AMD APU A6-6400K (second hand)
MSI motherboard A88XM-E35 – FM2 socket
4GB Generic RAM – now upgraded to corsair 1600mhz 4GB
500gb Hitachi HDD – now upgraded to 120GB PNY Optima SSD
Following on from the last bed build (see part 1, part 2), I made a second one. This time a full UK double size rather than a UK small double. As it was a full double I again added the centre 2×4″ and also a centre leg for extra strength.Frame made in the same way as before, 4×1″ for the legs, 2×4″ for the frame and 1×4″ for the slats. Prior to assembly, I cut everything to size, sanded it and varnished with water based polyurethane (dries much faster than oil based).
After the network install I needed an 8 port switch to accommodate all the connections, so I picked up this netgear 8 port gigabit switch for my networking cupboard, cable sockets on the front which make fitting against the wall easier and activity LEDs above each socket for ease of view.
A Little later than expected, I have finally added an extra LNB to the set-up so I can receive a few more free to air channels. The first post detailing the set-up of the sat system is here
The finished install:
I have been running the Skybox F5 for quite a few months without issue, but I decided I wanted to add a second LNB to the set-up to get some extra free to air channels – specifically from 19.2E degrees so I could watch some continental TV and see the F1 free to air whilst still retaining the channels from 28.2E.