My project is going to use Pi 4 to connect to 1 or 2 Pi Zeros. I would want the Pi 4 to control the Pi Zeros. Would that work? Also I am going to connect the Pi 4 to the Ethernet. Also would the Pi 4 link the Pi Zero to the internet? I will probaly use this for a Minecraft server with BungeeCord. I would prefer Raspbian Lite to use.

Any suggestions or ideas would be great.

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    to control the Pi Zero - in what way? Jul 4, 2019 at 6:52
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All of your raspberries will be connected to the same network, so in fact you could use a master to drive the other one distributing tasks.

This could be achieved by SSH communications. You should also take a look and force IP to your raspberries on your internet provider box. I mean you can configure your internet router, to give your raspberries fixed IP, which will ne necessary if your want your raspberry network to be reboot resistant. You may find theses configurations under DHCP Server (on your router).

Anyway, what you are trying to achieve may be close to what is called Raspberry cluster, you will encounter the same issues so take a look at some tutorials

Raspberry cluster tutorial

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