About website..

17 February 2023

The story behind my Raspberry Pi 4 (4Gb model) is that I originally bought it to test Mycroft, an open source voice assistant. I also purchased a ReSpeaker expansion board to with 2 analogue microphones, made an enclosure (3D printed) for it, and added speakers. After getting it to work, I was quite happy with the results. Sadly, the project was later abandoned.

In January 2023, I started a 3D modeling course and I thought it would be nice to have a place to showcase some of my work, like a portfolio of sorts. So, I came up with an idea: maybe I could use my Raspberry Pi to host a simple website from home, and I wouldn't have to rent a server for it. I have set up many webservers before for different purposes, so it would be a relatively easy task for me.

For the software, I used the Raspbian Lite 64-bit version. After researching many CMS platforms, I decided to go with WonderCMS because it seemed perfect for my purpose.

WonderCMS is a very simple CMS platform that doesn't use an SQL server as a database; instead, it just uses text files. I think that using a Raspberry Pi 4 for this task will work just fine. The website, built using this software, is going to be a relatively static webpage, so performance isn't going to be a problem.

(Source: https://grabcad.com/library/econovan-1)

The case has speakers as the chassis, and the ReSpeaker microphone board is located behind the front mask, while the Raspberry Pi 4 is located at the top of the body. Final paint job is still coming up..