Solar Powered Crypto Miner Using A Raspberry Pi



In this video, we’re going to be building a solar-powered cryptocurrency miner using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Can we make a profit if we’re getting the electricity for free? We’re going to try out mining Monero using our Raspberry Pi and see how well the Pi does and how profitable it is.

Here’s my full written guide to building the miner –

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48 thoughts on “Solar Powered Crypto Miner Using A Raspberry Pi

  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Great video, thanks! 'd love to see you build a solar rig for a pi 4 and a big spinning USB hard drive for sia hard drive mining which is vastly more energy efficient and more profitable currently.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    kkkkkkkkkkkkk funy

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Projects like this are fun and for enthusiasts only. Don't count on making living out of it. Building a miner like that will probably cost more then the miner will be able to earn back. I have seen videos where people claim they made money on micro computer mining, but that is just not true. Linus Tech tips, tested miners like that in big clusters, so YOU don't have to. The most fun to watch was a HDD cluster drive space miner. That monster made noise, and was power hungry like 1000ccm motorcycle and the amount of crypto it earned was worth a laugh. The HDD monster would cost a fortune to build for any regular user, and it only made 90 dollars worth of crypto, but at the same time added much more to the power bill, making it a total failure. It literally lost money instead of earning them.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    use it to mining verus

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    I do the same with a Pi4/8Gb on a 100W panel with a 25ah battery i had no other use for anymore. I mine Monero it works greate so far but the charge controller will shut it down after 9h (winter sucks) i hope in summer it gets better

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    nice video but i have an important question for you…..how are u cooling it as cpu heats up also there id suns heat.so i dont think heat sinks any good???

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    this is genius…

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    половина цента в месяц. оно того стоило?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Would this be potentially profitable in proof of stake?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Anyone try this with a RPi Zero 2W and if so, does it give a better hash rate?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Hi, is profitable doing with a raspberry cluster ???

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    im gonna try this out as a learning experience project. i live in the tropics, we get sunshine almost 365 days a year

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Mini solar cryptocurrency mining – how cool is that?? 😀👍

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Maybe with MINA protocol that will be better… ?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    its a great idea

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Super interesting!!! Thanks for the video!!

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Hello, good video, but I think it would be interesting if you could try mining through memory (crypton CRP) and using Docker containers to use the maximum instances that a Pi 4b 8gb can handle, I think it would cost you more than mining Monero

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    How about if we mine very cheap coins which have monetary values of about 0.00000000000001 USD etc these will have very low difficulty so maybe the hashrate will be high to mine at least several coins a day: when the crypto's price nears to 1 USD we might be in profit

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Just thinking if the new RasPi Zero 2W will lessen the ROI for this project.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Imagine having 20,000 raspberry pies With solar power, is it worth it?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Mining bitcoin is indeed pointless. But being able to run a 24/7 Pi server anywhere without access to electricity opens some interesting projects.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    What happens when it rains?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    He will earn a lot by this video from youtube rather than the crypt mining.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    I just want to make one so I can learn…i know I'm not going to make much

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    what about using it for filecoin minning can you add lots of ssd to the pi

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Can you be able to access the clock of the pi zero and double the speed by over clocking?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    I'm interested to see the real project for this. Perhaps a WiFi basestation for a an off grid wireless sensor network.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Signa is a truly eco-friendly and decentralized coin!!!

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Genius !! Howzit China!!

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    I made this, but im not using it for mining, just using it for website.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    is it possible to run the prizm crypto-coin node by a similar method to make it completely autonomous?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    It's already being done with the Raspberry Pi, Rev B (from a long time ago, so much lesser specs) on Timekoin currency. Glad the idea keeps coming up though from time to time. Nice video!

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Its actually a revolutionary idea if it is done in a large scale because there would be not electrical cost

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Definitely not a 5W panel

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Should I make this

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    How much does on coin pay ?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Man u should just come up with partners

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Fun idea to setup to experiment with a Rasp. However, I recommend NOT using Minergate. Even if you were able to manage a payout, they've locked hundreds of people to be able to withdraw their balances for months without any comms.

    If you (a experimentir) don't care and are doing it for the learning experience, continue on, but there are other coins that practice on that could be actually rewarding to play with using this same similar setup (Lux,Garlicoin, and maybe Verus).

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Thanks… very Useful info…

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    What about using those small Nvidia Jetson nano boards ? They have a powerful-ish gpu so, would those things make sense to use for mining ?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    what type of soldering iron you use?

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Take 2000 of these .. for a month and you'll get 11$ ..

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    What if you use regular pc with dedicated gpu?
    If you can open the power supply, there is circuit after the main 12V transformer, you then connect your battery to that circuit so it can supply the 12V of the PSU, 5V and 3.3V automatically stepped down from that 12V source.

    Ofcourse u will need bigger battery and panels

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Try running an auto surfer on it.

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  • January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

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