Bitcoin: Ordering and Receiving Little Jalapeno from Butterfly Labs

    The desire to participate in mining bitcoins appeared last summer, when the rate crawled to 20 ye apiece.
    After reading about how people are perverted in the construction of farms for mining, how much it “eats” electricity and buzzes, it was decided to pre-order on Little Jalapelo.

    Butterfly Labs promised 4.5 GH for ridiculous watts. Again, the Internet wrote that comrades from “grandmothers” people are not obligatory, the deadlines are constantly shifting, but in the end they send “iron”.
    So, at the end of August, two pieces were paid via PayPal at 150 ye per piece plus a parcel somewhere around 30 ye.
    And long months of postponement of deadlines and expectations were drawn. When ordering, I, with the worst “layouts”, expected to receive an order in February-March, how I was naive ...
    But this is all the lyrics. The revival began in May-June, when the Little Jalapeno shipping started for ordinary customers. Prior to this, the developer unit was sent to all IT testers and celebrities.
    And so I began to closely monitor the shipping blog.
    In mid-June, I received an e-mail that my order was sent by USPS and on June 25 the package was tracked on the Ukrposhta website and was sent to customs.

    And on July 1, tracking reported that my parcel from customs went to my post office.
    Today I took the parcel and was surprised that in total the parcel arrived in less than two weeks.


    The parcel was interested in customs, but apparently there was nothing to present.


    The device is a cube weighing about two kilograms, rather because of the powerful radiator inside and the metal cover.
    The power supply resembles a PSU from an ordinary laptop, and most likely it is.
    Connect to a computer via USB.
    Connecting to Windows 7 went smoothly, and windows reported that device drivers were installed successfully. EasyMiner was downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. He identified the devices, and joyfully began to mine at a speed of about 10.5 GH.


    I wanted to connect these two devices to the Raspberry Pi, put it in the pantry and enjoy the increase in my bitcoin wallet.

    Looking ahead, I’ll say that I couldn’t fully enjoy it.

    On the "raspberries" is the RPIBMC distribution based on Debian 7.
    Little Jalapeno identified as:
    # lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0403:6014 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232H Single HS USB-UART/FIFO IC

    The bfgminer installation was successful.

    CPU load:

    But after two hours of mining, I was cruelly disappointed - one of the devices stopped mining and blinking light bulbs.

    Most likely I will send it to Butterfly Labs because on the product page they write about the Lifetime warranty:
    Warranty: This unit's system board has a
    lifetime warranty from manufacture defect
    or component failure.

    Thank you for reading to the end.
    If you find a mistake, report it in the comments.

    UPD .
    Today I received a device from repair.
    Posted on 07/07/2013.
    From the USA it’s over 6! days, for which Ukpost is a big plus.
    In the package was only! a device without a power supply unit and a USB cable, for which rays fly into BFL ... I
    sent a complete set.
    I will buy a separate power supply unit and cable.
    I bought a PSU for 12V 5A with the right plug for 10ye.
    Familiar from the SC strongly did not recommend hanging two devices on one PSU.

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