The Lightning Network is picking up steam after entering beta in November 2018. More and more people are getting involved in operating nodes and routing payments. As of today there are almost 7000 Lightning nodes connected to the network.
Want to join us building Lightning nodes with a Raspberry Pi? The parts list to build your own is included below. In the spirit of a p2p network, this is a self-led workshop. Bring your parts and join others in building!
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The RaspiBlitz is built from the following parts:
-RaspBerryPi 3 B+
-1TB Hard Drive
-Micro SD-Card 16GB
-Powersupply >=3A (big & stable)
This link contains all of the info about building this project:
For more information about Lightning, go to https://1ml.com/
UPDATE FROM THE CASEY (RASPIBLITZ DEV):
Hey all- an important note from Casey (RaspiBlitz Dev) about the workshop:
My blockchain is current to Feb 25. It's about a quarter of a TB. If USB 3 has a transfer rate of 38GB/min or so (note that this doesn't hold for flash drives), then that's about a 6.5 minute transfer, ideally. I plan to copy it over though to the Toshiba 1TB hard drive that I bought for Raspblitz, without changing that drive's NTFS format.
It takes about 45 minutes to transfer the blockchain from a USB 3 flash drive to the Toshiba 1 TB HDD using my macbook pro with Paragon's NTFS for Mac. I'll bring my updated flash drive to the event, but again I'd advise people to download it via torrent beforehand to avoid a long wait.