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February 17, 2018, 07:28:00 PM
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Back when chips were available from the factory, that's how it was done. The only reason I licensed the original Compac design to bitshopper was because he was making them in Germany specifically for EU market.
But not everyone with SMD infrastructure also has chumps available to scrub, strip and sort used chips from retired miners, and not everyone likes to go through all that trouble for what's considered pretty small batches.

Maybe when we catch up with new stuff using new chips, but for the time being there's only the one source (my factory, my people) and in Europe just the one reseller.

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February 17, 2018, 07:39:22 PM
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ok, I understand that also from reading replies from months ago on the other devices.

hopefully there will be more info soon regarding the pricing/shipping from Germany.
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February 18, 2018, 09:41:18 PM
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now that the product is finalized and almost ready to ship out, can you please provide the full dimension of the pods? i.e. Len x wid x height
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February 18, 2018, 10:13:53 PM
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now that the product is finalized and almost ready to ship out, can you please provide the full dimension of the pods? i.e. Len x wid x height

Has this been answered?

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February 18, 2018, 10:19:11 PM
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now that the product is finalized and almost ready to ship out, can you please provide the full dimension of the pods? i.e. Len x wid x height

Has this been answered?

Here a quote from sidehack on page 22 I believe. answers part of the question haha.
Oh no, it's much smaller than that. Fans are about 50mm. The whole thing is 100mm square. One of these days I'll post a quick sketch of dimensions with corner screw sizes and locations, height with fans, jack positions and the like.

Right now my little guy keeps dropping out, but it's because my Pi locks up. Not sure exactly why and there's a lot of info on here how to prevent that. It's not exactly a new unit and my SD card might be lousy. Gonna talk to Phil about a good reliable setup, he's pretty good at Pi stuff. If we (and the Minera guy) can figure out something decent I'll try and make a Pi controller a kit option.
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February 18, 2018, 11:56:33 PM
Last edit: February 19, 2018, 01:13:42 AM by philipma1957
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now that the product is finalized and almost ready to ship out, can you please provide the full dimension of the pods? i.e. Len x wid x height

Has this been answered?

Here a quote from sidehack on page 22 I believe. answers part of the question haha.
Oh no, it's much smaller than that. Fans are about 50mm. The whole thing is 100mm square. One of these days I'll post a quick sketch of dimensions with corner screw sizes and locations, height with fans, jack positions and the like.

Right now my little guy keeps dropping out, but it's because my Pi locks up. Not sure exactly why and there's a lot of info on here how to prevent that. It's not exactly a new unit and my SD card might be lousy. Gonna talk to Phil about a good reliable setup, he's pretty good at Pi stuff. If we (and the Minera guy) can figure out something decent I'll try and make a Pi controller a kit option.


So about 3.98 inches squared not bad.

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February 19, 2018, 12:08:15 AM
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Or 100mm, which is less than 4 inches.

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February 19, 2018, 01:12:57 AM
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Or 100mm, which is less than 4 inches.

correction made

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February 19, 2018, 01:23:11 AM
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My original idea was 4x4 inches, until I noticed that for the board house I was getting PCBs from, 100mm square boards in prototype quantities cost about half as much as 101.6mm boards. Doesn't matter a lot for production quantity.

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February 23, 2018, 12:57:06 AM
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I found this in my mailbox today:
https://imgur.com/d4kGG1L

Thank you, sidehack and crew!

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February 23, 2018, 12:58:54 AM
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I found this in my mailbox today:
https://imgur.com/d4kGG1L

Thank you, sidehack and crew!

Nice! And vthoang just updated the cgminer repo with terminus support!
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February 23, 2018, 01:00:56 AM
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I found this in my mailbox today:
https://imgur.com/d4kGG1L

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Oh sweet!!   Can't wait to order a few when they're ready
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February 23, 2018, 01:06:15 AM
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what a thing of beauty  Shocked Shocked
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February 23, 2018, 01:08:28 AM
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I found this in my mailbox today:
https://imgur.com/d4kGG1L

Thank you, sidehack and crew!

finished product looks nice  thanks for the image below


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February 23, 2018, 02:13:03 AM
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sidehack's new Terminus R808 in operation:

https://imgur.com/KpuTY0y

And a screen capture of my very first share accepted from an R808:

https://imgur.com/Sq3pOtR


Configuration:
12V power: Selectec 5A AC adapter, on 120VAC
comm:       1) mini-USB cable, Anker 7-port USB 3.0 hub (one of the hubs I've got 2Pacs on), USB 3.0 port on controller
software:    cgminer 4.10.0 for GekkoScienceTM 2Pac (default package settings), USB drivers installed via Zadig utility
controller:   HP ProBook 6570, Windows 10 Pro

This thing is cool! Can't wait for the rest to show up!

Now I've got to work on tweaking this bad boy.
I have an 800W PSU, so no problems there.... 
That 6-pin PCIe is an excellent touch, but the barrel connector will make this work well as an educational tool.

An excellent piece of work from folks that provide outstanding service!

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February 23, 2018, 02:22:50 AM
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They're bench-tested at 200MHz (88GH) for an hour before shipping out. I can't guarantee they'll run faster than that, but like the 2Pacs, they'll probably run faster than that.

However, you're limited by a 20A peak draw through the main regulator, so depending on the chips and ambient temperature, about 275MHz is the practical upperbound.

The USB signal port does not draw any power at all, so a powered hub isn't necessary.

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February 23, 2018, 02:59:33 AM
Last edit: February 23, 2018, 03:25:46 AM by lok8nusa
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The USB signal port does not draw any power at all, so a powered hub isn't necessary.

I only did that out of expediency.

It's now running on an unpowered 7-port 2.0 hub (a really cheap hub, btw) , still in a 3.0 port on the pc.

A side note - one of my 2Pacs did NOT like it when I pulled the R808 off of the hub. It has recovered, though.


Edit: Haven't updated my cgminer yet.   I noticed that it started at 50 MHz, then ramped itself up to 200 MHz (the pod, not cgminer). I don't remember cgminer having an autotune feature, so this is part of the design and "firmware"? Just curious.

Just hit 100GHs on the POOL REPORTED hash rate. Awesome!!!

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February 23, 2018, 03:27:15 AM
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No, that's part of the Gekko driver. Hopefully VH will explain all the details, but he's added flags for start, step and running frequency because these guys tend to work a little better if you ramp up from a cold start rather than driving straight to full speed.

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February 23, 2018, 03:27:43 AM
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Nice pod well design !

If you're looking for something to mine I suggest Digibyte

I mine DGB with an old Antminer C1, around 15-20 DGB per TH per day ATM
https://dgb-sha.theblocksfactory.com/

You will be able to mine a few DGB / months.
Mining and holding , then wait for price to surge x100  Grin
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February 23, 2018, 03:34:43 AM
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No, that's part of the Gekko driver. Hopefully VH will explain all the details, but he's added flags for start, step and running frequency because these guys tend to work a little better if you ramp up from a cold start rather than driving straight to full speed.

Are these first few to units beta testers? I would like to give you money when ever that starts. I have emailed and gotten a response. Happy to test stuff to. I do hardware and software QA for a living as well and would be happy to lend a hand.
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