Justyn

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Newb question. I bitcoin mine a little for fun really - as I have a Papilio pro lying dormant, could I use this ?? Has it been done ?? Just curious really

 

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JR

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Hello Justyn,

 

It's definitely possible, I played around with it and it works just fine on the Papilio. I tested on the Papilio One 500K, but it should be very easy to adapt to the Papilio Pro. Take a look at this forum thread for details and a zip file with the project:

http://forum.gadgetfactory.net/index.php?/topic/1620-bitcoin-mining-on-the-papilio-one-500k/

 

Jack.

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Based on my earlier experiments with a Virtex 5 FPGA chip, expect to make 1 cent a day in "profit" if you're lucky. I say "profit" because you'll invariably spend more than that in other expenses so your actual profit value will be negative. But yeah, if you're just having fun, like I did, go for it, I no longer mine bitcoin, nor did I ever other than that week I was playing with it on the FPGA.

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