How To: Mine Bitcoins With Raspberry Pi and Butterfly Labs Jalapeno

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Check out my latest Raspberry Pi project using a Butterfly labs Jalapeno 5 Gh/s Bitcoin miner and a Raspberry Pi Model B running Raspbian.

Buy a bitcoin miner: http://amzn.to/1tFLL5y
Get the Electricity usage monitor: http://amzn.to/175YWCs
Get a 5V2A power supply: http://amzn.to/13LeA49
And, the Raspberry Pi 2B: http://amzn.to/1zJlP9L

I use bitcoin.cz as my mining pool. But, I’d be interested to hear if you think there’s a better alternative.

Here are the commands to get it up and running:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev libusb-1.0-0 libcurl4-openssl-dev libncurses5-dev libudev-dev

wget http://ck.kolivas.org/apps/cgminer/cgminer-3.8.5.tar.bz2

tar xvf cgminer-3.8.5.tar.bz2

cd cgminer-3.8.5

(note the next line enables my ButterFly Labs bitcoin miner, if you have a different miner read the cgminer instructions)

./configure –enable-bflsc

make

sudo usermod -G plugdev -a `whoami`

sudo groupadd plugdev

sudo reboot

cd /home/pi/cgminer-3.8.5

(replace the information pool/username/password below with your information)

cgminer -o http://pool:port -u username -p password

(Once you’ve done all that – get it to get on startup!)

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

(now enter your cgminer -o line to run every time)

Comment below to let me know how you got on.

To see my other Raspberry Pi projects:
Outdoor Automated Lights: http://youtu.be/xc1daIb1LVc
Garage door remote: http://youtu.be/p2abZ90-eU0
File Server (NAS): http://youtu.be/fGYCrYT114o
Weather Station: http://youtu.be/dRT39e3PQrk

If you like the video or think it’s useful buy me a coffee: http://bit.ly/1kAous6

Donate with bitcoin! 1HfHr25qZQjPzwphPxpNaD5CytDNYcfzrJ

11 COMMENTS

  1. The Pi itself actually has a pretty high-powered GPU…don't some of the commercial miners actually use clusters of Pi's (on their own, not driving external hash engines) for their mining ops?

  2. Loving your videos by the way – i have to be honest its your videos that helped me decide on a RPi over an Arudino for some Christmas Holiday "what can i do because i am bored" projects.

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