Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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I want to get to a sub $20 embedded PC to run as an outages-io monitor, I'm not quite there yet. I've ordered the following which is coming in at $21.49, the SD card might end up being junk, I'll have to find a power supply, but I have loads lying around.

Here is exactly what I've ordered
Embedded PC
Sd Card

I'll let you know when it arrives (probably a few months), I plan to install debian on it.

Very interested to hear about anybody elses experience with low cost hardware devices.
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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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We look forward to your findings.

At one point, we were testing these little $8.00 3G/4G mini routers which were working very well.
However, finding the real hardware became impossible as Chinese clones started flooding the market.

Now they are worthless. You'll notice on eaby and other places that Chinese sellers never show the rear label and when you ask about it, they pretty much always say they don't understand the question.

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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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I'm thinking the device I linked above could serve as a pi hole too, just want to nerd out to be honest 8-)
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Outages.io monitor #1 running in an Ubuntu vm on FreeNas (wired)
Outages.io monitor #2 running on an Asus Tinkerboard running TinkerOS (Wifi)

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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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That's a nice little device.
Wireless, GPIO ports, quad core, runs linux AND comes in a case.
Makes you wonder how small these things are going to get. I believe I saw a coin sized linux device a while back.

Other than building a version of the agent on Pi, we've not used any Raspberry hardware to date.
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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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Coin sized linux device: https://shelly.cloud/shelly1-open-source/

I actually have a bunch of these I haven't installed yet, I'll have a poke around in the OS at some point and see if outages could run on it.

You could monitor your internet connection from every lightswitch :)
10Gbps FTTH network. 5x Google WiFi with 1Gps wired backhaul.
Outages.io monitor #1 running in an Ubuntu vm on FreeNas (wired)
Outages.io monitor #2 running on an Asus Tinkerboard running TinkerOS (Wifi)

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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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We've been trying to find a sub $10.00 device we could give away here and there.

If the devices are only running otm, they would use less data. Our hardware agents use more data because they are doing more things.

I'd be interested in knowing if otm will run on those coin sized devices. They aren't sub $10.00 but interesting devices. I see they are wifi but I didn't see how you set it up or maybe even ssh into it.

Our linux version was built on Centos 7.6.1810.
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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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Hi again,

Did you get the chance to try OTM on the Shelly device? Very curious to know if it would run.
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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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Not yet Alex, I bought 10 of them on a "deal of the day" offer when my missus explicitly told m not to buy them. I now have to wait for an opportunity to covertly install them when she is not around :lol:
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Outages.io monitor #2 running on an Asus Tinkerboard running TinkerOS (Wifi)

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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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We are anxious to find out.
I believe we also have the question 'can we do a BSD version' on the table also.
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Re: Sub $20 outages.io monitor

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BSD version I'm able to test if you have something
10Gbps FTTH network. 5x Google WiFi with 1Gps wired backhaul.
Outages.io monitor #1 running in an Ubuntu vm on FreeNas (wired)
Outages.io monitor #2 running on an Asus Tinkerboard running TinkerOS (Wifi)

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