Bitcoin Rigs Everything you need to get started on Bitcoin mining! You just received your ASICMiner’s Block Erupter and you’re ready to get it mining for some Bitcoins, but you cgminer setup bitcoin’t seem to find the instructions anywhere.
After few hours of digging on Bitcoin Talk I was able to get a few Block Erupters mining Bitcoins in no time. These instructions worked for me on Windows 7 while mining with CGminer. Plug your Block Erupter USB Miner into your computer or USB Hub for Block Erupters if you have multiple Block Erupters. 2,5 watts according to the specs.
If you have not installed the the driver for the Block Erupters yet, go ahead and run the driver you downloaded from silabs. If you’re familiar with CGMiner, then you are all set to run your CGMiner. I tested successfully on CGMiner 3. If your Block Erupters are setup correctly, you should see familiar CGMiner mining screen. In the next few days I will update using different Bitcoin Miners as well as instructions on different OS as I get my hands on them. I am interested to test the rumor that these Block Erupters can operate off Raspberri Pi while achieving close to 400 MHs. Bitcoin Rigs Everything you need to get started on Bitcoin mining!
Bitcoin mining with Block Erupter USB miner and BFGMiner I’ve previously made a post on how to use your Block Erupters using CGMiner, personally it worked for me when I was running a few erupters on a hub but as I increased my mining network and I started to use hundreds of erupters, I noticed CGMiner became a little bit buggy. I was just informed the download doesn’t seem to be working, I’ve uploaded the copy I use which is BFGMiner 3. Download and install the driver for you Block Erupter. Plug in your Block Erupters, Each Erupter requires at least 0. 5A at 5V if you’re plugging them into a USB hub. Find the folder where you save BFGMiner and unzip the files.
You can then move the shortcut to your desktop for easier access. To access your BFGMiner, double click on the shortcut you made and your miner should start. You should read though the README. TXT file that came with the BFGMiner zip file to get to know how the miner works and it’s functions if you’re not familiar with BFGMiner program.