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?

Postby Galane » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:47 am

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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Postby Berni » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:47 am

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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Postby Ross » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:49 am

What kind of traffic goes over the USB?

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