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1  Bitcoin / Project Development / Outdoor Heated Flooring System Driven With Bitcoin Mining on: December 16, 2014, 12:13:13 AM
I work for an electric radiant floor heating systems manufacturer. Eighteen months ago I convinced my employer to start a bitcoin mining farm. That farm is no longer making a substantial profit and is being disassembled. My employer wanted to continue working with bitcoin and made the decision to allow a small team to design a bitcoin powered floor heating system in our downtime using some parts we have laying around. We have designed a few prototypes but the noise needed to generate the necessary airflow was a challenge we were unable to overcome for indoor units. This is why I am here. We were able to build an outdoor unit with excellent results. I do not wish to get overly specific but to put it simply - burying the miners underground and exhausting the heat through a pad and out between tiles creates a very nice warming effect outdoors in cold weather. There are some significant issues that remain. We have not yet come up with a long term solution for keeping rain or other moisture from finding the miners without compromising the airflow. We have to build a controller that will read the floor sensor temperatures and up/down clock the miners automatically. We need to test literally hundreds of components and materials to see what will work best. My employer is optimistic about the project and does not mind it being worked on when we are not busy with other projects but is unwilling to purchase the necessary materials we need to do the proper testing and complete a product that could be taken to market.

I am looking for feedback on whether this is a project worth putting my own money or possibly money from investors in. If anyone has experience keeping moisture from buried electronics or is interested in investing in the project we could use your help. Private message me if you wish to discuss or feel free to ask questions here.
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