Could the StartKit be a cryptocoin ASIC miner host?

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Galane
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Could the StartKit be a cryptocoin ASIC miner host?

Post by Galane »

I see people doing that with the Raspberry Pi, connecting devices like the antminer U1 for a very low power rig for mining cryptocurrency.


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Berni
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Post by Berni »

Short answer:
Nope

Long answer:
You need a USB host port with hub capability and a ethernet port, none of witch the StartKit has. It might be possible to add an external USB and ethernet PHY, and i dont think you can fit the code for all that in to 64K of memory and it takes a lot of extra hardware if its possible. So just buy a Pi for 30 bucks and be done with it
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Post by Ross »

What kind of traffic goes over the USB?