The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
— Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018
Rest In Peace.
I have been running the Raspberry Pi mining-stack for a couple of days and I noticed that only on two of the Raspberry Pi’s the power LED was on. Although not all of the power LED’s were on I still could connect to each of the Raspberry Pi’s. After doing some reading up on the Raspberry Pi it turns out that those LED’s will only turn on if the Pi’s receives enough power.
During the holiday break I started thinking about building a little mining-rig using some Raspberry Pi devices. During the holiday break I normally don’t have access to a PC, so I couldn’t do much apart from some research using my mobile. I came across a post titled ‘Mining Monero XMR Crypto Currency on Raspberry Pi’ by AndyPi. This post detailed how to setup a Raspberry Pi to mining XMR using Minergate mining pool and since I am already a user of the Minergate services it sounded like a perfect match.
Next step was to make a list of hardware required to built the ‘mining-rig’, giving me the following list of items to be purchased