So you’re looking to manage a fleet of Raspberry Pi units with Chef but the omnibus installer doesn’t support ARM. What can you do?
Chef is a powerful automation platform that transforms complex infrastructure into code, bringing your servers and services to life. Whether you’re operating in the cloud, on-premises, or a hybrid, Chef automates how applications are configured, deployed, and managed across your network, no matter its size.
Why Use Chef with a Raspberry Pi?
The 2nd generation Raspberry Pi is a pretty impressive piece of hardware. They would make excellent development/qc servers, portable desktops, print servers, file servers, and even low traffic web servers. The small form factor and low power usage means they can be stuck just about anywhere there’s ethernet or WiFi and at only $35 each, this functionality comes as a steal.
Continue reading Installing Chef Client on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
A buddy pointed me to the OctoPrint Project a few weeks back and I’ve had it on the back burner for a while. After rearranging my home office and no longer having a place for my PrintrBot I decided it was high time to finally untether the printer from my workstation. Continue reading OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi As a Standalone Print Server
3d Printing is a rabbit hole of a hobby. Last week my PrintrBot 3d Printer developed a pretty serious clog. This being my first time, I hit the forums and read through the dozens of “solutions” touted by others. Continue reading 3d Printing and How to Deal With a Clogged Nozzle
For the 4th of July I decided I wanted to make some of these badass goggles. I’d been eyeing these NeoPixel rings for quite a while and Adafruit has some great tutorials on their site, but this is the first one I decided to tackle. Continue reading NeoPixel Ring and Trinket ATtiny85 Goggles
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always liked to tinker on things. I remember taking things apart to see how they worked and many times not being able to get them back together.
When I got older this evolved into working on vehicles, mostly 4×4 trucks and JEEPs. I’ve done engine swaps, rebuilds, axle swaps, lift kits, custom metal fab, etc. You name it, I’ve probably done it. Fortunately I figured out how to put things back together.
Nowadays I’ve got my fingers in all kinds of things: cars, microcontrollers, circuits, code, metal, wood, 3d printing, etc, etc. I do love a good project. I’ve started this site to document my adventures, and misadventures, along the road of constant tinkering. If you’ve got a good project idea, let me know! I may also attempt to rope some of my buddies in to do guest posts along the way.