A Brief Exploration of Power Demands

A Brief Exploration of Power Demands
To start with this, I'm going to delve into our power requirements of one simple subset of the whole system: Computers and internet access. I have not used anything to determine how much power everything uses yet, so I am going based on the specs for each device and the peak use. Once we can handle the peak use with...

Raspberry Pi Server Box

Raspberry Pi Server Box
I'll admit it, I love working with the Raspberry Pi. It's small, cheap, simple to work with, and I can do plenty of different tasks with them. They were designed for educational uses, but with the hobby makers taking over, it has exploded with different uses. We already have one setup as our Plex server and one with RetroPie, but...

Raspberry Pi’s Everywhere

Raspberry Pi’s Everywhere
The search for a computer to build as a core unit for the Smart Home on Wheels has been difficult. I spent hours scouring the internet for a solid, small, and useable computer that I could use for the hub. I didn't want Windows, so that narrowed it down. I would have like a Mac, since the rest of our...

Smart Home on Wheels: adding technology to aging motorhomes

Smart Home on Wheels: adding technology to aging motorhomes
Here at Bubba On The Road, we love gadgets. We love technology, we love having the internet always accessible. We are approaching 40, so both of us grew up in a time when computers were just starting to become used in homes, video game consoles were 8-bit, and the internet at home was unheard of. As we grew up and...