Michael Lynch is someone who, when he has an idea or a problem, spares no effort to get to the bottom of it and develop a solution, usually with a combination of hardware and software. Recently he developed a project that allows him to remote control a server just by connecting a Raspberry Pi via USB and HDMI. The Pi runs a program with a web interface that forwards the keyboard input to the server via USB and sends the HDMI output back to the browser. This allows it to control the BIOS and even install a new operating system.
The project is called TinyPilot, it’s open source and if you don’t feel like tinkering with it yourself, you can also buy a ready-to-use set. Even if I don’t have a use case for something like that, definitely a cool idea and interesting blog post!
Tags: Open Source