Taipei Hackerspace Creates Web Server with APC 8750

Updated: November 10, 2015
They created a dummy VGA Dongle to have the APC 8750 boot without a connection to a monitor

They created a dummy VGA Dongle to have the APC 8750 boot without a connection to a monitor

I am sure many of the members in our APC community are familiar with Hackerspaces in your areas. This past March the first Hackerspace opened its doors to a hungry audience here in Taipei. They have been busy dreaming up interesting projects and toiling away in their space to bring them to life. Today one of the founding members, Gergely Imreh, shared a story about how they are using an APC 8750 with Raspbian loaded on it in their space. They have created a web server to run the Taipei Hackerspace website, a simple Nginx server to make it very fast even on a medium or low powered board, and also run the wiki (using Dokuwiki), and the dynamic update of IP address.

In order to get it booting without being connected to a monitor they created a 'dummy VGA dongle', a trick they found in the forum from dougma. I am sure this will be the first of many APC uses they come up with for their Hackerspace. Can't wait to see what comes next.