Alright.. My Raspberry Pi bitcoin mining rig
is UP AND RUNNING.. (can you spell WOOT WOOT!?)
Here's a screen shot of Raspbian linux running BFGMiner 4.3 controlling the Bitmain Antminer U2 which appears to be running at about 2 GH/s. The browser in the background (Midori) has my account page on triplemining.com up...
...where a close up shows I have earned about .00001811 bit coins which is about 1.25 cents (cdn) (with bitcoins trading at about 685 $cdn)
I didn't get things going till a couple of hours ago so we'll see tomorrow morning what I'm up to. If you read the pool "rules" at triplemining.com, they also have a 1% of the block lottery where every miner gets 1 chance to win on each block (average prize is about $65 cdn).
As promised.. I'll put together a little how to.. If you're a cheap skate like me you can probably build the rig
for about $125 (cdn) including all the little bits and pieces like USB cables, etc. I've got screen caps of all of the stuff I did on the Windows machine but I'm having troubles with using scrot for screen shots on the Pi (ie linux).. more reading.. anyway..
quick update.. in the length of time it took me to shrink these pics, upload them, etc I'm now up to .00003807 BC (ie 2.6 cents cdn).. more to follow but I have a ton of stuff to get done yet tonight.. maybe a quick how-to this weekend.