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Doing an experiment with my RPi 4, using it as a small but powerful local server.
My current PC is a 10 year old Macbook Pro 13" 2010, which is sluggish sometimes.
So I want to offload some heavy tasks (ffmpeg time-lapse creation, long-running tasks and services) to the Raspberry Pi and connect to it either via LAN or Wi-Fi.
Below you can read my findings about performance, applications and general issues I encountered and tried to solve.
Using an ESP8266 for IoT projects makes me go fast while prototyping.
The compact format is perfect for small DIY devices.
Wi-Fi connectivity is built-in, and it's super affordable.
The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi microchip, with a full TCP/IP stack and microcontroller capability (wikipedia)
Time-lapses always fascinated me. So I wanted to create one on my own.
Had a spare Raspberry Pi Zero W catching dust, you can purchase one for ~ 25$ and the related Raspberry Pi Camera module for < 20$.
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