Well, my idea to build a server seems to have developed into building a network. due to an early morning impulse buy, I have acquired a Dell PowerEdge 1950 (1U) server, no hard-drives. it was a pretty good buy, I think. probably eventually turn it into a email server. my other server will eventually be a website server, though it awaits a CPU heat-sing and fan, as well as hard-drives.
So I decided, as I am a carpenter, that I may as well build a rack enclosure. I found some 24U rack rails, and I plan on developing an Arduino based monitoring system for thermal sensors (probably LM34), and it will control a large fan at the top of the rack enclosure (ramp up based on temp). I have a Nextion display for the GUI, and I will integrate a web interface as well. I will eventually fire up a blog, with code, probably on my Github using the Readme as the blog.
Anyway, I have been quiet lately due to a lot of intense research. several projects seem to have fallen to the back burner.