I am setting up an off grid solar powered cryptocurrency mining rig farm which will be fully automated using an Arduino micro computer.
In the previous video I set up a digital volt meter using my Arduino micro computer which monitors the voltage of my solar powered battery bank.
In this video I am setting up the Arduino to turn on or off cryptocurrency mining rigs automatically based on the available solar power coming into the mobile mining farm.
So far I have a green LED and a blue LED on the test board. When the voltage of the battery bank rises due to the energy output of the solar panels increasing, the Arduino will turn on a cryptocurrency mining rig. For now you see the blue LED flashing briefly. This simulates pushing the power button on a mining rig computer. Next the green LED lights up and stays lit. This shows that this particular mining rig has been turned on and is running.
As the voltage of the battery bank drops due to clouds, rain or evening coming on, the Arduino will shut down the cryptocurrency mining rigs one by one. On the circuit I have so far you see the blue LED light up briefly to show a computer power button being pushed and then the green LED shuts off. This shows that the mining rig has been shut down for the time being.
I am next going to set this up with a real computer and then expand to be able to control multiple cryptocurrency mining rigs at the same time.