I got tired of having Raspberry Pis hanging about my office. So I found a really nice 3D model for a 1U Pi rack by russross on Thingiverse, printed it, and put it in my new rack.

I’ll show you everything in this video!

Special thanks to Russ Ross for his videos and 3D models:

– 1U Rack mount bracket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzATw-i8Lk
– 2U Rack mount bracket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=splC57efBFQ
– 1U Thingiverse model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4125055
– 2U Thingiverse model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4078710

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Mentioned in this video:

– Echogear 20U open frame rack: https://amzn.to/3v2pgsW
– UCtronics 1U Pi Rack (the one I didn’t buy): https://amzn.to/3eYzDsc
– Ender 3 V2 3D Printer: https://amzn.to/3eYAvNg
– ZYLtech 3D Printer PLA Black filament: https://amzn.to/3bzuEMr
– M2.5 x 12mm 25 pack screws: https://amzn.to/3tRWU32
– #10-24 Threaded Rod: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Steelworks-10-dia-x-3-ft-L-Coarse-Steel-Threaded-Rod/3128757
– #10-24 Hex Nuts: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-10-x-24-Stainless-Steel-Hex-Nut-12-Count/3811519
– P-Touch Label Maker: https://amzn.to/2T26m7h
– HP Aruba 2530-8G PoE+ Switch: https://amzn.to/2QukEg7
– APC Smart-UPS 2200xl: https://amzn.to/3hHdUXv
– QNAP QSW-M2108-2C 10 GbE/2.5 GbE Switch: https://amzn.to/3wah8GE
– Cable Matters 1′ black Cat6 cable: https://amzn.to/3tZxQqK
– InstallerParts 2′ black Cat6 cable: https://amzn.to/3fu7bxi

Blog post with a few more pretty pictures: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/my-6-node-1u-raspberry-pi-rack-mount-cluster

#RaspberryPi #Rackmount #Homelab


00:00 – 1U Pi Rackmount
01:08 – 3D Printing the Rack
02:03 – Assembly
02:57 – PoE and UPS
04:37 – What do the Pis do?
05:19 – Final thoughts and outtakes