Soldering a Bitfury ASIC QFN / MLF chip to a 4 layer quikfury bitcoin mining PCB

This video demonstrates soldering QFN chip to a 4 layer board (qikfury board). The chip shown is a Bitfury 5GHash bitcoin mining ASIC chip (hashes at 2-2.5GH/s). It is soldered using reflow-soldering with solder paste and tack flux and a weller wha-900 hot air tool with a 70mm nozzle. Contacts are finished with a WES51 soldering station with a narrow tip. Sorry about the hum from the fans, they keep the room cool and habitable :).

siliconANGLE » Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 11: Avalon Refunds ASIC

siliconANGLE » Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 11: Avalon Refunds ASIC
As the legitimacy of Bitcoin continues to spark debates—including the odd regulatory foray and questions as to Bitcoin as money—there have been other movements in the community catching our attention lately. Firstly, Avalon has set out to refund all …
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23-year-old releases new chips that 'mine' Bitcoins 50 times faster
These ASICs are capable of mining Bitcoins at a far higher rate than is possible with common computer equipment — Guo's design, called the Avalon V1, can mine Bitcoins about 50 times faster than a high-end rig, and offers a much more attractive …
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A Guide to Bitcoin Mining: Why Someone Bought a 00 Bitcoin Miner on eBay
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the bitcoin gold rush. The craziest part? This wasn't an auction for a physical, working, ready-to-ship bitcoin mining machine from Avalon, which claims to be the first to develop turnkey, bitcoin-specific mining …
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How to Setup Rockminer R-Box using Raspberry Pi and cgminer

This video will show you how to setup a R-Box using a Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi Software (version 0.3.0) Download

Raspberry Pi Software (version 1.3.0) Download

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90 years later, effects of mine disaster still felt
“Obviously, it made a drastic change in the branching of the [family] tree, because who knows where we would've been if John Carl lived and continued his career as a hard-rock miner,” Larry said. Most likely, John Carl moved his young family to …
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Review of The Rockminer T1 800 gh/s Bitcoin ASIC Miner
Rockminer has been growing fast in the Bitcoin ASIC miner industry and they have recently taken another step forward with their Rockminer T1 miner. This miner starts things off with a new design that steps away from the tube design that many of the …
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Review: Rockminer R-Box 100 Bringing and Teaching Mining to More People
Rockminer started it's first release of the R-Box a few months ago with a 32 gh/s unit. They quickly grew from there up to the current 800 gh/s T1 Bitcoin ASIC Miner. Rockminer has not lost sight of their vision though which is to bring mining to more …
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Bitcoin Antminer S1. Some common questions answered about setting up multiple miners

If you didn’t get a chance to see my first video on the Antminer S1 take a look.

Bitcoin Antminer S1. Choosing the correct power supply, setup and operation.

This is a stress test to see how cold a Bitmain Antminer will run out in my garage. Its a cold Canadian winter. Its running BETTER than it was inside. HW errors are not even 1/4 of what they were before we have had some -40 nights and it works fine! Temps are actually running at 38 and 30. I was incorrect in the video.

Bitmain Releases Energy Efficient 478GH/s AntMiner S3

Bitmain Releases Energy Efficient 478GH/s AntMiner S3
Bitcoin mining hardware designer Bitmain has released the AntMiner S3, the latest member of its AntMiner family based on 28nm silicon. The AntMiner S3 claims to deliver up to 478GH/s while consuming 366W of electricity, making power efficiency one of …
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Could Bitmain be driving the latest spike in hashing growth with Antminer S3s?
With the imminent release of the much anticipated Antminer S3, Bitmain has pushed out 4.8 ph/s to their private AntPool. Officially they are saying that S2's and some large private customers are driving up the hash rate in the pool there are many who …
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ASICMiner Erupter Unboxing and Review

The folks over at ASICMiner sent me some of their new USB “Erupter” miners to play with and review.

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