Highly Efficient Solar Powered Stake Pool
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Apple M1 Mini is the platform I have chosen for Alonzo era. The timing couldnt have been better. The M1 is destroying x86 servers during epoch boundary events using 6 watts of power. I am booting Ubuntu 20.10 natively on the M1's
internal nvme drive. This is the fastest machine I have ever used and cardano-node runs great on it.
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Thank you for taking the time to check my project. Everything is working as expected, I am part of a catalyst proposal to make spinning up a pool on Raspberry Pi easy. The pools metric data is using a
Wireguard tunnel to a server outside of the lan with Telegram monitoring alerts.
Star Link has arrived and sadly is not yet ready for any sort of production environment
I am just getting started, have made lots of friends who help each other with many upgrades already in the works.
Linux system administrater with 15 years experience & 30 year technician. The block producer is located near a lonely mountain in New Hampshire and is powered by the sun with storage I built from reclaimed laptop batteries.
I am a DeFi enthusiast with great admiration for Charles and the fundamentals of the Cardano project. I soon realized that running a stake pool on low powered aarch64 based boards
I had been working on a homemade Tesla style 18650 lithium ion powerwall from reclaimed laptop batteries and could think of no better use for it(still can't)
than to power my stake pool. As of this writing it has created 3 blocks and performed flawlessly.
I went about building the pool as I finished soldering the fuses on the powerwall. IOHK(G) delivers outstanding software with the cardano-node & the 'Arming
Cardano' and 'Berry Pool' Telegram groups are great communities of people sharing knowledge.
Together we can change the world for the better!
Running a block producer from home allows for the greatest level of security & a few tricks for failover. Protected by the latest version of OpenWRT and the Turris Omnia the block producer is protected on a seperate vlan with
it's own 1 Gbps interface and a mwan3 failover.
Consistant time synchronization with an average max.error of 11ms or less, backup nodes in
sync ready to be swapped incase of a problem.
@ just 14 watts using buck converters right off the battery the powerwall is capable of running the pool for over a week before depletion. We intend to have Starlink in the future for a truly off the grid pool with a third
relay local. Along with continuing to expand upon solar infrastructure.
🌟 Security & Privacy
The Turris Omnia is an amazing router with Knot Resolver providing DNS over TLS (DoT) &
DNSSEC validating 'adamantium.online'.
- 3.8 Kwh total
- 5 amp fast blow fuses on both + & -. 960 fuses total
- Victron MPPT 150|35 charge controller
- Victron Pheonix 12|1200 Pure Sinewave Inverter