How To Setup A Controller

This guide is designed for users of the AvalonMiner 741, AvalonMiner 721, and AvalonMiner Controller including Raspberry Pi 1, 2, and 3.

We use the AvalonMiner Controller’s Firmware flashed onto a Raspberry Pi to be used as a controller which allows users to manage through a graphical user interface via the controller, multiple AvalonMiner 741, and 721 devices. One AvalonMiner Controller may manage up to 20 AvalonMiner 721 or 741 devices. The Controller interface makes managing and debugging multiple Avalon units much easier.

This brief tutorial explains how to load the AvalonMiner Controller’s Firmware into the memory card of a Raspberry Pi to complete the initial setup of the controller and then set the controller configuration to a usable state.

Flash AvalonMiner Controller’s Firmware

Ready to Work

You need the following items to begin.

1. AvalonMiner Controller’s Firmware supports the following types of Raspberry Pi: AvalonMiner Controller

Raspberry Pi 1 Model B
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi 1 Model B (2 USB ports)

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (4 USB ports)

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (4 USB ports)

2. A minimum capacity of 4GB memory card is required.
There is no requirement for brands, speed rating is recommended for Class 10. (Please be the select type of memory card based upon your selected Raspberry Pi model)

  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B using an SD card
  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B using a Micro SD card
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B using a Micro SD card
  • AvalonMiner Controller using a Micro SD card

SD Card

Micro SD

3. We need an SD card reader.
Select the type of reader depending on the type of memory card you choose. If you are using a computer with an SD card or Micro SD card slot, you still might need to prepare an external reader.

The reader supports both SD card and Micro SD card

4. Depending on your Raspberry Pi model, select the firmware version.

  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Firmware:
  • https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon7/openwrt/latest/rpi1-modelb/openwrt-brcm2708-bcm2708-rpi-ext4-sdcard.img
  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Firmware:
  • https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon7/openwrt/latest/rpi2-modelb/openwrt-brcm2708-bcm2709-rpi-2-ext4-sdcard.img
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Firmware:
  • https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon7/openwrt/latest/rpi3-modelb/openwrt-brcm2708-bcm2710-rpi-3-ext4-sdcard.img

5. Install the burning software on the computer, for example on Windows:
Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

The reader supports both SD card and Micro SD card

4. Depending on your Raspberry Pi model, select the firmware version.

  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Firmware:
  • https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon7/openwrt/latest/rpi1-modelb/openwrt-brcm2708-bcm2708-rpi-ext4-sdcard.img
  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Firmware:
  • https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon7/openwrt/latest/rpi2-modelb/openwrt-brcm2708-bcm2709-rpi-2-ext4-sdcard.img
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Firmware:
  • https://canaan.io/downloads/software/avalon7/openwrt/latest/rpi3-modelb/openwrt-brcm2708-bcm2710-rpi-3-ext4-sdcard.img

5. Install the burning software on the computer, for example on Windows:
Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

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