Sunday, January 13, 2019

Project - Building a Raspberry Pi Crypto-currency Miner

Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies have been in the news a fair bit recently. That caused me to start getting a bit curious, (as an IT guy) on what all the hub-bub was about.

As I started reading more about the mechanics behind Bitcoin, I learned that the fundamental backbone of crypto-currencies was the use of block chain - a concept that is becoming important in the IT world these days.

As part of learning about this, I wanted to try my hand at mining some crypto coin for myself. As part of this little experiment, I built a small crypto-currency miner out of a Raspberry Pi.

Of course, as an extra bit of added flair, I also had to build a little mining shack for it

Read about all the details here.


  1. There is noticeably a lot of money to understand this. I assume you’ve made certain nice points in features also. usd to cny

    1. Thanks Abdul

      I feel that I just scratched the surface about what crypto coin mining is all about.

      So far I made about .05 usd with this miner, so I certainly won't be getting rich with this.

      It as sparked enough interest in me to go out and buy a cheap USB miner stick from I'm thinking of trying to make a cheap mining rig out of an old desktop computer as the sequel of this project.

      When I get that built, I will also post it to the site.