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Geek Project: Spare Closet Converted to a DIY Home Data Center

If it feels like your computers are overtaking your office it might be time to find them a home of their own. Check out how one industrious geek turned a spare closet into a ventilated home data center.

DocDawning was already using his office closet to store his surplus of development machines and servers but it was a hot mess (literally). He redid the closet to include wall-mounted racks, fan-driven ventilation, and lighting. Hit up the link below to see all the steps in his server-closet remodel.

Project Reincarnation

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/13/11

Comments (7)

  1. david

    mmmmmmm…. envy….

  2. Bejasus!

    Any more photos of this, and any challanges / road block you had to over come. Looks like a really good job. I would love to know more as the girlfriend is always giving out about how my geekery is taking over the apartment.

  3. Bejasus!

    Never mind I’m half asleep ….. complete missed the link the first time. :)

  4. intocad

    Very nice! I now have yet another project……

  5. Mary

    Very Very Nice!

  6. JANET

    A “spare” closet in itself would be amazing to me!LOL

    Very nice…

  7. DocDawning

    @JANET: Indeed the closet wasn’t spare.. It was originally dedicated to this very cause, just, I decided to REALLY clean the place up.


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