Raspberry Pi Zero W Enclosure

The 3D model of the Raspberry Pi Zero W is hosted on Thingiverse. This page contains the bill of material, in case you want to build a similar setup.

This setup in combination with a regular 3B has been used for demonstrating “Real-Time” FFT of ADXL345 data via MQTT with Node-Red. The code and documentation can be found on Github.

Bill of Material

AmountDescription
1 Raspberry PI Zero W
1 Memory Card
1 Power supply
1 HDMI Adapter (optional but highly recommended)

Raspberry Pi 3B+ Enclosure 3D Model

The 3D model of the Raspberry Pi 3B is hosted on Thingiverse. This page contains the bill of material, in case you want to build a similar setup.

Cloud Server

The above setup is used for a Nextcloud setup. Nextcloud is a self-hosted productivity platform and allows you to host your cloud data such as pictures of your phone yourself.

It is a full replacement for DropBox and Google Drive for me, with the benefit of protecting my privacy. Additional features enable video chat and many other fun things.

The installation script can be found on Github.

Backup Server

The above setup is used for a backup server which regularly backs up all Raspberry Pis in a rolling backup on a daily and monthly basis. The installation script can be found on Github.

I have several PIs installed in my home. One of them acts for example as Nextcloud server and resides in a DMZ.

In such a setup, servers pushing into the private zone pose a security threat. To overcome this, another server/PI resides in the private zone and cyclically pulls the data such as pictures and logs in.

The backup PI uses CRON jobs and scripts to do a backup every day and month. It hereby keeps data for 12 months in a rolling backup.

Bill of Material

AmountDescription
1 1TB 5400RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 8MB
1 USB 3.0 to 2.5″ SATA HDD Adapter
1 Raspberry Pi 3 B+
1 64GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I
1 Quick Charge 3.0 60W 6-Port USB Wall Charger
1 USB 2.0 a Power Enhancer Y 1 Female to 2 Male
1 #4×1/2 Pin Head Phillips Zinc Screws
1 #4×3/8 Pin Head Phillips Zinc Screws

Not used by me but recommended in setups with a fan: Nocturna Fan or WINSINN  Fan.

If you don’t need a hard drive, you might find this Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case with Fan attractive as it includes a fan already.