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    Upcycling a Lenovo PC into a Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point

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    Clem often gets crusty old PCs gifted from People that would throw them in the trash otherwise. Instead of doing the obvious upcycling tropes, he combines the Case and PUS of an old office PC and some Project leftovers like an older Model Raspberry Pi and some Harddrives into a DIY Wifi Router and Network attached Storage (NAS). To get the most out of his new experimental Router Box he hacks up an old wifi dongle and makes Monopole and Dipole 2.4GHz Antennas from trash. Along the way, you also learn how to add physical control buttons to your Raspberry PI to shut it down safely and execute other commands.


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    Bill of Material:


    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    RASPBERRY-PI Single Board Computer, Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, BCM2837B0 SoC, Dual-Band WiFi, IoTRPI1Buy NowBuy Now
    MULTICOMP 3D Printer Filament, 1.75mm Dia, Grey, PETG, 1 kgMulticomp1Buy NowBuy Now
    WD SSD, Internal, 2.5 ", SATA 6 Gb/s, 500 GB, 560 MB/s, 530 MB/sWD1Buy NowBuy Now
    ROLINE Computer Cable, USB 3.0 Type A to Sata 6Gbit/s Plug Adapter, 150mm, BlackRoline1Buy NowBuy Now


    Additional Parts:


    Product Name
    Wifi Dongle Netgear WG111
    Old Lenovo Office PC