Why I made the Clustered-Pi Zero
And what it can do
10 February 2022 by Kevin McAleer
A learning Platform
The first reason I designed and built Clustered-Pi was to create a learning platform, where I can learn how to deploy apps with Ansible, and Docker.
I also wanted to develop dynamic websites using Python and Flask, and have a safe place to deploy these too.
I’ve used Jekyll for a number of years now to build static webpages from Markdown, yaml and CSS. I wanted to learn how to deploy a self building website within a container that can be triggered whenever I check in the code - similar to GitHib pages, but locally hosted.
I love Fusion 360, and thought of a design that would be visually interesting and also practical to house the array of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 boards. The design challenge was to make 1 set of pieces that could be printed a number of times to form a self supporting structure, without the need for glue.
I consider this a sculpture; a piece of art.
Because I wanted to
The final reason I wanted to create this was simply because the moment took me, I had the means and because I wanted to. Is there any greater reason?