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April 27, 2015, 06:08:44 PM
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YES. RTFT.


Also, no it's not impossible to make ROI. It's impossible to make positive ROI. But it's not impossible to learn more than the asking price worth of basic concepts when you have a tool that is simultaneously powerful, flexible and inexpensive. Beginners are people too. As for what you were trying to ask with your question, see above. Then see the very first post in this thread and then see almost literally every other post in this thread if that doesn't give you a comprehensible answer.

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April 27, 2015, 09:43:36 PM
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Found my old Drillbit USB miners. A whopping 4.5 GH/s between the 2.

http://i.imgur.com/gnWoadD.jpg

Good luck with the thumbs. Looking forward to the big boards!!
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April 27, 2015, 09:53:23 PM
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We're bidding the PCB etch, and I need to get back to heatsink people, so I should have a final BOM and price estimate (assuming my current design works properly) fairly soon. We're finalizing lists for who we'd like to send prototypes for to be evaluated, and I'll probably be sending out some messages tonight to verify with folks. There might be delays on the Compac protoPCBs but they should ought arrive with plenty of time to test things and still be reasonable.

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April 27, 2015, 10:50:24 PM
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Looks like I need to start preparing, I'll be ordering Klintays' hub https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=767550 or thru Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/111455107816?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true.  Thanks for your hard work.  It's boring this year with gear that may be in the works but you've kept us all informed, that's huge.
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April 27, 2015, 11:03:06 PM
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Well, don't expect a batch to be shipping before June. It's minimum 3 weeks from now before we even start talking seriously about taking in preorder money. That gives time for proto PCBs to arrive, for us to in-house test, to get some to outside testers and them to report. That's assuming the proto PCBs work. If the design is solid and the supply chain is laid out, we'd probably take two weeks to gather money for a batch and then place orders for materials which would be three to four weeks out. After that, assembly and testing and shipping probably aroudn the end of June (at the earliest). There's plenty of time to gather hubs and such.

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April 28, 2015, 12:07:30 AM
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Found my old Drillbit USB miners. A whopping 4.5 GH/s between the 2.

http://i.imgur.com/gnWoadD.jpg

Good luck with the thumbs. Looking forward to the big boards!!

oh man... remember them numbers when asics were not around? you'd have to have 1 rig with 4/5 radeon HD cards in them pulling them numbers?
then it dwindled down to 10mm2 of space needed to pull them numbers, and 1/100 the cost..

now we embrace it, and pay Alex Kidd here with burgers (well ok, it was onigiri, but when i was a kid playing that game, it looked like burgers) to play with them even
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April 28, 2015, 12:48:00 AM
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Yeah I um, I never played video games so I have no idea what you're talking about with that reference. But yeah, I was just describing to someone the other day the crazy advances in efficiency that have been made in the last few years with GPU and ASIC. When I went from 5770/5870 to Block Erupter was retarded increase in efficiency. It's fun to think, though, that from my best GPU to a block erupter was about a 70-times increase in efficiency, and from a block erupter to our Compac is still a 25-times increase in efficiency within the same technology.

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April 28, 2015, 01:16:53 AM
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Also, just to report - the rigged prototype has been running at 200MHz (11GH/s) off 630mV and about 700mA (approximately 0.32W/GH) for 68 hours with 12 HW errors reported. I'm okay with that.

It's excellent but it's impossible to make a ROI with a USB miner unless you sell them for $5. Do you have plans to make something larger?

he has plans for 2 chip usb miner about 20gh and about 30 bucks.

he has plans for a bigger board.


that can attach to an s-1 or an s-3 heatsink. 

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April 28, 2015, 01:21:29 AM
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Rooster Teeth did a "Rage Quit" video on "Alex Kidd in Miracle World" about 2 years ago, Yatzee (zero punctual) did a "Let's drown out" with it a year ago, also HappyConsoleGamer did a review on it about a year ago too, if you want to hunt down them videos on youtube.

it was the 1st and last time that i know of, consoles had an inbuilt game with them. i thought all consoles should have this feature, half expected nintendo64 would of had one...

but yeah, evolution of the mining hardware, i remember when it was all just speculation, then the eruptor came out for the public (yes yes, there was avalon for thousands and 40 months waiting period, and bfl just bfl'ing everyone before it), expensive even for the price comparison to a video card that did better then it, but it was USB! you could plug it in any USB host! had TP-Links "3g routers" running them! couldn't do that with video cards, it was so much cheaper to run (i still have 2 of them, collecting dust now, but still able to hash away)


then s-crypt came out as asic, via a little hack on the encryption code or some odd thing like that, didn't need the MB of ram to run it.. i don't know, once it came out in asic form, i back away from it, and gaw just destroyed the market for it.


Also, just to report - the rigged prototype has been running at 200MHz (11GH/s) off 630mV and about 700mA (approximately 0.32W/GH) for 68 hours with 12 HW errors reported. I'm okay with that.

It's excellent but it's impossible to make a ROI with a USB miner unless you sell them for $5. Do you have plans to make something larger?

he has plans for 2 chip usb miner about 20gh and about 30 bucks.

he has plans for a bigger board.


that can attach to an s-1 or an s-3 heatsink. 

dunand, the idea of usb miners is not to ROI, its to have fun with them, and enjoy pulling the hashrate over power consumption, not trying to make money back.

philipma1957, exactly, he is planing, not doing, things may change
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April 28, 2015, 01:27:53 AM
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I got my pm from sidehack and I am looking forward to testing the prototype.

Will do a separate thread with photos and results.

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April 28, 2015, 01:29:54 AM
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Just don't get too crazy, alright? I don't want this thing to turn into another SP20 Legendaries party and spam the whole front page. We might should start a unified thread for all reviews or something to keep information centralized and not obnoxious.

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April 28, 2015, 03:12:05 AM
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Just don't get too crazy, alright? I don't want this thing to turn into another SP20 Legendaries party and spam the whole front page. We might should start a unified thread for all reviews or something to keep information centralized and not obnoxious.

Good idea  Cool

Looking forward to those pron pics!!!!!!!!!!!!  Cheesy

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April 28, 2015, 03:23:00 AM
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Just don't get too crazy, alright? I don't want this thing to turn into another SP20 Legendaries party and spam the whole front page. We might should start a unified thread for all reviews or something to keep information centralized and not obnoxious.

No I do not want that shit to happen.  We can do 1 tester's thread   much better.  whoever wants to start it works for me.  I only suggest that whomever starts the thread  self mod it as the testers don't sell the gear.

 We don't need  that controversy that happened with the sp20 as 10 plus got a unit to review.


"Unified Gekko usb testing review thread by x number of testers"  


could be the title.  or something like that.

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April 28, 2015, 03:51:30 AM
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Yeah, something like that would be good and is pretty much what I was thinking. The SP20 spam party was definitely getting out of hand, when about 30% of the first-page threads were all talking about the same product. I'm figuring on handing out 8 units total for testing, review and criticism, but I by no means want 8 threads all trying to do the same thing. Heck I'd be fine if everyone posted their reviews in here, but it'd probably be better to have a reviews-only thread for the Compac since this one will keep going on past it with Amita and TypeZero talk for the next couple months.

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April 28, 2015, 04:20:33 AM
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Is there a "review" section (or something similar) in this forum Huh

Put a link in your OP to it,so you don't clutter up sections.Definitely make it self mod  Wink


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April 28, 2015, 04:48:46 AM
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Is there a "review" section (or something similar) in this forum Huh

Put a link in your OP to it,so you don't clutter up sections.Definitely make it self mod  Wink



There should be a child section REVIEW / GUIDE that could de-clutter the hardware section.

Can't the 8 people you are suggesting just post here if you give em a template should be easy enough?

You can just put it in the general Mining area with the link.


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April 28, 2015, 04:51:42 AM
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Heck I'd be fine if everyone posted their reviews in here, but it'd probably be better to have a reviews-only thread for the Compac since this one will keep going on past it with Amita and TypeZero talk for the next couple months.

We might should start a unified thread for all reviews or something to keep information centralized and not obnoxious.

Since I'm planning on sending out 8 units for review, not 3.

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April 28, 2015, 05:02:21 AM
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Also, AJRGale, for us the only difference between "planning" and "doing" is the availability of resources to go from "we have a working prototype" to "we have the money to mass-produce". I'm gonna build the TypeZero. I may not get chips from Bitmain or enough money to run a production batch, but I'm gonna get it all the way to working prototype anyway because it's worth doing. The stick miner is a test/dev milestone turned into an actual product because enough people want it. The Amita is a test/dev milestone that'll be a product if enough people want it. But the only reason this project thread exists is because I made up my mind to build the TypeZero and I'm doing it.

The idea of this USB miner isn't just to have fun, but to have a powerful and flexible tool for n00bs to learn the basics with and not have to sink big money on big machines and PSU hardware. And even then there aren't a lot of miners that allow you to play with under- and over-clocking and volt-modding from the get-go. Being the most efficient miner available, and the most powerful stick miner yet made, is only a side-effect from Bitmain having a pretty good chip.

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April 28, 2015, 05:03:59 AM
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Heck I'd be fine if everyone posted their reviews in here, but it'd probably be better to have a reviews-only thread for the Compac since this one will keep going on past it with Amita and TypeZero talk for the next couple months.

We might should start a unified thread for all reviews or something to keep information centralized and not obnoxious.

Since I'm planning on sending out 8 units for review, not 3.

Thumbs up to anything to centralize information is good. People will be beating a path to your door not like you need to spread it out over 10's of threads like Bitmain or Avalon trying to pump sales from paid shills like what goes on now. Have one thread for reviews. Guides become the default support thread which is not right as they should be in the SUPPORT section not hardware. One for support and this one all you need I guess right?

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April 28, 2015, 06:14:48 AM
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Also, AJRGale, for us the only difference between "planning" and "doing" is the availability of resources to go from "we have a working prototype" to "we have the money to mass-produce". I'm gonna build the TypeZero. I may not get chips from Bitmain or enough money to run a production batch, but I'm gonna get it all the way to working prototype anyway because it's worth doing. The stick miner is a test/dev milestone turned into an actual product because enough people want it. The Amita is a test/dev milestone that'll be a product if enough people want it. But the only reason this project thread exists is because I made up my mind to build the TypeZero and I'm doing it.

The idea of this USB miner isn't just to have fun, but to have a powerful and flexible tool for n00bs to learn the basics with and not have to sink big money on big machines and PSU hardware. And even then there aren't a lot of miners that allow you to play with under- and over-clocking and volt-modding from the get-go. Being the most efficient miner available, and the most powerful stick miner yet made, is only a side-effect from Bitmain having a pretty good chip.
And don't forget about the flashy led thingys we all like to look at.  Is that still in the plan? 
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