Working on a homelab of my own is something I'd like to start (and a battle station eventually) - ideally something small like a Raspberry Pi or maybe cannibalize my old laptop (if it has any components that would make sense to reuse for this project). I definitely need some input as to where to I should start.
I'd like to use it as a platform to:
- play with self-hosted software (e.g. IPFS, Git, personal projects)
- learn more about networking (e.g. architecture, traffic, security)
- tinker with hardware components (e.g. 3D printed pieces, chips, playing with a soldering gun if possible)
This area is totally new to me so any thoughts, guidance, or general input would be much appreciated!