PC (power) remote control While doing research for a potential project, I stumbled onto a device that fit’s so squarely into that “it’s so simple and obvious, why didn’t I think tof that?!” category that I immediately placed an order for a few. That device? A simple WiFi equipped micro controller that gets wired between the power button on a PC and the motherboard. This makes it possible to remotely control and monitor the power state of any PC!
Tip This is just a ‘pointer’ post. All the details are in the kquinsland/yet-another-gps-pps-opnsense repo on github. For the longest time, I had a dedicated raspberry pi with a GPS module acting as the ntp server for my home network. I chose to use a dedicated host for this because my router - at the time - did not have a serial port that I could leverage. Recently, the miroSD card on the ntp pi died and I decided to leverage the serial port in my current router rather than re-build the operating system on the ntp host.