Pi Server Project Can Survive Power Outages, Looks Awesome

There can’t be that many servers left that aren’t powered by some model of  Raspberry Pi. The latest, from Michael Klements on the DIY Life website, is a 3D printed and laser-cut to look awesome, comes with a UPS to survive power failures and an OLED screen for vital information too.

The connections inside Klements' DIY server

(Image credit: Michael Klements)

The guts of the server is a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 32gb Micro SD card and cooled by a low-profile Ice Tower fan and heatsink. The UPS is via a module from GeeekPi via AliExpress, and is filled with a pair of Kiminors 18650 3.7V 2600mAh Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The UPS acts as a HAT on the Pi, but actually fits beneath it, making contact with the bottom of the GPIO pins via some spring-loaded pogo pin contacts. Klements was able to run the box for an hour and a half from a fully charged set of batteries.


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