Thanks to EcoFlow for their support! Check out their portable battery generators: https://ecoflow.com/collections/delta-series?aff=212

Hosting my website on a cluster of Raspberry Pis completely disconnected from the power grid and wired Internet turned out to be a daunting task. But I got it working! This video explains how.

#RaspberryPi #TuringPi2

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Guides mentioned in the video:

– ZFS RAIDZ1 on a Raspberry Pi: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/htgwa-create-zfs-raidz1-zpool-on-raspberry-pi
– 4G LTE Wireless on a Raspberry Pi: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2022/using-4g-lte-wireless-modems-on-raspberry-pi
– SSH and HTTP to a Raspberry Pi behind CG-NAT (SSH Tunnel): https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2022/ssh-and-http-raspberry-pi-behind-cg-nat
– Network interface routing priority on a Rasbperry Pi: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2022/network-interface-routing-priority-on-raspberry-pi
– Using Ansible with an SSH bastion / jump host: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2022/using-ansible-playbook-ssh-bastion-jump-host

And the entire project’s automation and documentation is located here:


Products mentioned in the video (some links are affiliate links):

– Turing Pi 2 mini ITX cluster board: https://turingpi.com
– MyElectronics.nl mini ITX rackmount case: https://www.myelectronics.nl/us/ (not listed on site)
– EcoFlow
– SKB 2U Soft Rack Case: https://amzn.to/3oAGQTr
– Crucial MX500 2TB SSD: https://amzn.to/3sJSZXJ
– Noctua NF-A6 PWM 60mm fan: https://amzn.to/3BbbnMW
– Quectel EC25-A Mini PCIe 4G LTE modem: https://amzn.to/3HGkasw
– Bingfu 4G LTE Magnetic antenna: https://amzn.to/3GAVUXv

Finally, here are a few videos related to this video:

– Kubernetes 101: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2_OBreMn7FoYmfx27iSwocotjiikS5BD
– Racking up the Turing Pi 2 cluster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RijuRF0ITdE
– Turing Pi 2 review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUPYpZBfsMU


00:00 – Server on a farm!
01:25 – Off-grid power
02:48 – Internet access
04:51 – Networking issues
07:33 – Kubernetes (K3s) and ZFS
09:35 – Physical protection
10:13 – Overcoming CG-NAT
13:35 – It works, but who cares?
15:36 – I learned a lot, but not farming