I’m planing two projects with a BPI-R1 at the moment.
Project Nr.1 - “The hart of a LAN-Party” - Deadline October 2016:
I’m looking forward to a LAN Party with some friends (8 players).
The actual infrastructure setup for the event is a 24 port Switch with a horrible loud cooling fan
and a old intel based barebone for Music playing and NAS use for file sharing,
that were modded into a 2HE 19" case for better transport.
The LAN-Party-Network is connected to a router over Powerlan Adapter.
In the room is no wireless network available and the phone network is very bad.
The Project Nr.1 will be the BPI-R1 used as NAS, LAN-Switch, DHCP Server insted of the two old machines and I will use the WLAN to give the mobile devices the optional possibility to connect to the internet over the BPI-R1.
The LAN-Pary-Network will be seperated from the house network.
Depending on the time left, I will add some light controll over the GPIOs controlled by a website on a Apache HTTP Server.
Project Nr.2 - IoT Network - Productive use April 2017
Me and my family are going to move to a new apartment Feb 2017.
I have planed and am already running and working on a lot of IoT projects (Arduino and Pi based) that will need a server
they can talk with.
The BPI-R1 will run a webserver that will show the status of open windows an doors, temperatures, light status of all rooms in the new apartment, that will be collected over a seperated network for the IoT stuff.
Even the filling grade of the garbagecan in the kitchen will be displayed (ultrasonic distance messure).
The in addition to the sensor informations the site will show weather forecast and a googlemaps-route with traffic information for the way to my office and back home (time controlled). The website will be displayed on a smartmirror that uses the HDMI of the BPI-R1.
The GPIOs will be used to controll some wireless sockets that will be able to be controlled by smartphone.
I will use the SATA port with a harddrive to backup videos and photos from my mobile devices.
I’ll realise some parts of the project with help of a computer sience teacher, who will also document the
project as foundation to bring a BPI project to the classrooms of his school for some computer sience projects with his students…
I’d love to write a review for you and the giveaway is a big motivator for me.