Here’s a cool hack. Taylor Killian was on Reddit one day and came across a post that gave him an idea. Long story short, he found an HDMI color processing board (make/model: eeColor Color3) on Newegg for *free* after rebate. This device just happens to contain an FPGA – an Altera Cyclone 4, 30K logic element FPGA (the blue board pictured above). Hmmm. What to do?
Taylor decided to put this little gem to use by loading up an open-source Bitcoin miner. A no-brainer, right? Taylor says:
Not bad at all for a free FPGA! Make sure to check out Taylor’s original article – it’s a great read, complete with all the details of the project.