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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 pm

davidcoton wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:37 pm
echmain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail
How does part 3 make money?
The “making money” part happened at the printing stage.

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 pm

cruster wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
You guys haven't been very helpful... Though somewhat funny.

Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?
I'm curious to know more about how this electricity is "Free" ?
Most likely a matter of perspective - somebody else is paying the bill.
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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:23 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Most likely a matter of perspective - somebody else is paying the bill.
Yeah you're on the right track... ;)
My doctor told me my brain is as useful as a Raspberry Pi. Is that a compliment?

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:36 pm

Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Imperf3kt wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Most likely a matter of perspective - somebody else is paying the bill.
Yeah you're on the right track... ;)
So it isn't "free" power. It's just that you don't have to pay the bill. To do an honest accounting the net profit of doing cryptocurrency mining, you have to include the actual cost of the power, even if someone else is paying for it.

If you want to be brutally honest about it, you have to include ALL externalities to determine the true profit or loss.

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 pm

echmain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 pm
davidcoton wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:37 pm
echmain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
1. Get a printing press
2. Control it with a Raspberry Pi
3. Go to jail
How does part 3 make money?
The “making money” part happened at the printing stage.
[pedant]But there isn't a printing stage in your list. Just a printer controlled by a Pi, and then Go to jail.[/pedant]
Seriously, that list is precisely how NOT to analyse a problem :o :roll:
Botspot wrote: Is mining DigiHash profitable, assuming electricity is free?
Mining any saleable commodity is profitable, if the cost of mining is free. :shock: :?

You will need a highly original idea to make serious money from two Pis. Anyone who has that idea (assuming its ethical and legal) should exploit it themselves, not publish it here.

Edit: I suspect I could make more money selling my humour than you could make from two Pis.
However, I'm not cruel enough to inflict that on humanity.
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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:59 pm

Mining on a Pi is going to make next to no money, as in cents after weeks of mining.

A more profitable way to utilise a Pi would be to run a website with ads and popularise it, or create videos to monetize on YouTube both of these options could see you earning multiple cents per day and could potentially scale with your view count, for only a small amount of effort.
Note that you must be over 13 with parental consent to monetize videos on YouTube or capitalise on ad revenue.
You also need to declare your earnings to the tax agency of your country.
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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:10 am

If mining computers are not profitable, I actually haven't seen many people ask this question before seriously, you can always start your own business building electronics using the RPI computer as the computer processor the board is small, and unnoticeable which means the computer has the potential to be portable, the computer runs Linux you can embed the RPI computer in a laptop or tablet that you made yourself, then sell the hardware design to a electronics company then the business sells the hardware, people not including myself will then purchase the hardware, the RPI foundation does not sell laptops that is your opportunity.

People design electronics all the using the RPI computer here is a article about a wearable RPI computer that runs Windows 98:

Check out Windows 98 running on a smart ‘watch’ powered by Raspberry Pi:
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing ... -wearable/

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:38 am

I have solved a lot of practical problems with a Pi. It is a really nice computer for controlling things around us.

A few money generating things:
I have used it for years to control lights and sound for theater plays. This saves lots of money as you don't need to hire a technician for the show.
I used to sell DiscoHAT's for this purpose.
https://discohat.com

A cart burning PiHAT for creating new retro games. I have written two new games for the Atari Lynx 30-year anniversary. The Pi can both cross-compile the code for the Atari Lynx and it can burn the carts. It is even possible to control a 3D printer with a Pi for creating the cart covers.
https://atarigamer.com/
Two of these games are mine "Find a way to my heart" and "On Duty". Selling them at retro festivals like PRGE and eJagfest bring in much more money that just selling the Pi used to create the games.

You could also learn to use the Pi in industrial settings for gathering data or controlling something. I am occasionally using Pi's for catching flaws in industrial systems.

So the Pi is a tool like a hammer, a screwdriver or a magic wand. You can use it to generate something amazing that generates money for you if you have what it takes to learn to use it.

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 am

Douglas6 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:24 pm
1. Learn how to program on the Pi.
2. Get a job.
This is the best answer above, and almost certainly the most likely to be profitable.
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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:37 am

reverse engineer the raspberry pi and make a competitor to it that is better than RPI and make a kickstarter, although I would wager it might be beyond your scope

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 pm

Botspot wrote:
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Has anyone had good success mining cryptocurrency with a Raspberry Pi?
Has anyone won a Formula 1 race with a Fiat Panda?

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:04 pm

rin67630 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Botspot wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Has anyone had good success mining cryptocurrency with a Raspberry Pi?
Has anyone won a Formula 1 race with a Fiat Panda?
Not sure - but I don't think anyone attempted it. While people were using RPis for mining for cryptocurrencies... :)

But, what if that Fiat Panda is controlled by Raspberry Pi? Hm... :D

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm

But, what if that Fiat Panda is controlled by Raspberry Pi? Hm... :D
It may turn into this?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/speed ... sus-eagle/

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:05 pm

cruster wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm
>But, what if that Fiat Panda is controlled by Raspberry Pi? Hm... :D
It may turn into this?
The RPi was only a PR-Gag for Micro$oft and did not control anything...

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:20 pm

Sadly the Pi did not save Jessi Combs.
Memory in C++ is a leaky abstraction .

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Re: How to make money with a Raspberry Pi?

Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:25 am

Yes, very sad. She was quite an amazing Lady

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