[Noisebridge-discuss] DIY ASIC Miners

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Wed Apr 17 19:49:10 UTC 2013


You can't expect to *build* a DIY miner with no previous experience, but
you could feasibly help reverse-engineer an existing board as noted in
the wiki page for the project.

Unfortunately you'd need one of the existing boards to reverse-engineer
and those are very hard to get ahold of.

I'd recommend starting out with one of the standard CHM projects,
soldering a through-hole project like a boarduino or a Trippy or a
TV-b-gone, as your first project.  Then use an multimeter + oscilloscope
to reverse-engineer the chip pin-out on your project, finding the Vcc
and ground and PWM pins, so you get some experience with the skills
needed for a more sophisticated effort like reversing an ASIC miner.

-andy

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:09:12PM -0700, andre williams wrote:
> Is this a realistic project for someone without any prior circuit hacking
> experience?  Plan on attending the next upcoming circuit hacking classes to
> hopefully get some insight, as it would be awesome to construct one of
> these.
> 
> 
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM, John Ellis <neurofog at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Gavin,
> >
> > I'd be more concerned about the ability to ship. FPGA miners seem to have
> > a higher probability of actually shipping.
> >
> > I have an Apteva Parallela dev board on order, and may do some mining with
> > that, mainly for fun.
> >
> > -John
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:03 AM, Gavin Knight <gnnrok at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> For anyone excited about the future of Bitcoin mining but not about the
> >> costs.
> >>
> >> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=161715.0
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> - Andre

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