Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking for a local personal cloud to help access and store files, documents, photos and other media may be interested in a new project which has been published to the Hackster.io website by Jen Fox. The intermediate difficulty tutorial takes about one hour to complete and full instructions are provided all you need is a Raspberry Pi 3 model B complete with SD card and micro USB to USB cable. Software applications used to set up the personal cloud include Putty, Ethcher, WinSCP and Bonjour print services.
Save and access docs and photos and music on your own local Pi Cloud server! The best part: you can use it if, or when, the Internet goes down (or if you’re in a remote spot & want access to Wikipedia). Oh hey, and if your friend gets one and they live close (*ahem*80ft*ahem*), you can share stuff with them and make your own personal chat line!
If enough folks built Pi Cloud servers, we could crowdsource the Internet! That would be an 11/10 on a scale of greatness. With the new models of the Raspberry Pi computer, it’s possible and not even expensive! (What! Tell me more!)
This tutorial will show you how to set up a short-range (~ 80 ft) WiFi Access Point and a personal web server (‘bringin it back to HTML bbies). You can set this up as a (closed) local network only (i.e. your own personal “cloud” backup device), or broadcast it to the rest of the world! (..if you do this be sure you know network security.)
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.