[Noisebridge-discuss] DIY ASIC Miners

Martin Bogomolni martinbogo at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 16:24:41 UTC 2013


I now have ten of Tom's wonderful FPGA miners (modminer quads), and
unfortunately I have had a Butterfly Labs Jalapeño on order for some
time which I fear will never ship.   I also paid for a batch 2 Avalon
ASIC miner, which has shipped.

-M

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Gavin Knight <gnnrok at gmail.com> wrote:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Circuit_Hacking_Monday
>
> Bring some cash if you want to purchase a hardware kit, everything else is
> there.
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM, andre williams <andrewilliamsyo at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> I'll definitely be there monday.  Should I bring anything or would there
>> be supplies there to get me started?
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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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