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October 07, 2013, 05:28:42 AM
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Just looked on your page (nice page by the way). How does that plug into rpi? do you need an adapter for the rpi hdmi connection?

Since this thread is about buying useless things for mining, I figured I'd mention the little gadget I bought to use monitor my Raspberry Pi mining setup. Yes, I have a Pi, AND a tiny LCD display to show my miner status...

I already had a Pi mining, saw this little display, bought one, and wrote some software for it. Actually, it's FAR from useless, and I don't think it was a waste of money at all Smiley

http://cardcomm.github.io/cgminerLCDStats/



Too bad you can't get one with an Amazon gift card...  LOL

Thanks Wink It's pretty much just the page that github generates for you, with a few customizations.

Anyway, it's USB device, so it can plug into a hub, or directly into the Pi. No adapter needed. Keep in mind it's not really a "monitor", just a limited resolution LCD display.

As for where to get one, information is on my github page here:
http://cardcomm.github.io/cgminerLCDStats/

Or the direct link to get one from the vendors ebay store is here:
(I DO NOT WORK FOR the seller of this display or endorse them in any way. I just thought it was cool, so I bought one. They are about $30 US)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-8-TFT-LCD-module-LCD-sys-info-display-temperature-fan-AIDA64-LCD-Smartie-/121004607232?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2c6fc700

I've been sitting here looking at it, and I'd already realized an MtGox ticker is no longer relevant. Except that quite a few places that trade USD for BTC still use mtgox as a reference point. At any rate, I'm considering adding support for a different exchange if I can find a suitable API.

Thanks for all the comments, everyone Wink

Easily see your cgminer status with my cgminerLCDStats app:  http://cardcomm.github.io/cgminerLCDStats/
Did my post help you or make you laugh? Let me know with Bitcoins at: 1CQfpMHQ5zVuZ5i9uxSHSSx4J8ZhehSjn3  Smiley
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October 07, 2013, 01:14:21 PM
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Looks great and really not expensive to add on raspi.

If it costs 200$ then we could say it's waste of money.
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October 07, 2013, 04:11:01 PM
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$0.10 per kWh

WHAT?  Grin

you guys can be happy... costs 0.20 here
a modern office pc takes 30W, a gaming machine can waste easily above 50W just idle, thats 60-100€ only power cost

but the rPi is not the optimum even. needs SD card, case, Wifi dongle if you dont have a LAN.
i use a TP Link MR3020 aka european WR703N - 0.5W and has everything above already on board Wink
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October 07, 2013, 05:18:00 PM
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$0.10 per kWh

WHAT?  Grin

you guys can be happy... costs 0.20 here
a modern office pc takes 30W, a gaming machine can waste easily above 50W just idle, thats 60-100€ only power cost

but the rPi is not the optimum even. needs SD card, case, Wifi dongle if you dont have a LAN.
i use a TP Link MR3020 aka european WR703N - 0.5W and has everything above already on board Wink
Hehe my Gaming PC uses 160W idle, it's fucking retarded... Gaming load on the other hand is only 300W and another retarded number: 550W On full load.
So be happy with your energy efficient mashines, and power here is easily 0.25 EURO cents, so 0,30$
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October 10, 2013, 01:24:03 AM
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No body want to waste money, everyone is thinking that it would make them big money. But in the end, everyone lose and BFL wins.

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