I like the home lab series. I am not what you might consider the traditional home labber. I am an accidental home labber.
Over the years I have slowly been adding stuff. Until last year when we had two adults working from home. The qnap 918+ got bigger hard drives and the docker services moved from the NAS to an NUC8i5. which used to be the wife’s desktop. I upped the memory to 64MB. It is not a beast, but it does what we need it to do.
The entire system including cable, modem, switch and 2 AP’s take about 110Watts under load and about 50 what when idle.
I do a bunch of work with Robot Operating System. My next goal with be to set up a work station I can access remotely that has something similar to an NVidia 3080 graphics card for AI work.
Looking forward to your new stuff.