On a roll with Pi projects, my old Raspberry Pi bitcoin mining rig finally kicked the bucket. Cause of death: cooling fan failure, and according to my mining pool’s site, the last check in was over a month ago. It was one of my first Raspberry Pi projects I really worked on, down to modifying the original source material to work with a different screen, becoming my initial dive into Python (I’ll stick to C++, thank you very much). She’s been running for 2 years of operation managing a few Antminers and Eruptor miners, back before the initial Bitcoin boom. I don’t think the Raspbery Pi Foundation intended for a Pi to be powered continuously for so long, but even with all these issues, I removed the Pi from its custom enclosure, powered it on, and saw a glimmer of hope.
It’s time to rebuild the PiMiner.Continue reading