TimGineering http://timgineering.com Projects that may be of interest others Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:03:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 150811688 Boat Building Part 3 http://timgineering.com/boat-building-part-3/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 22:43:41 +0000 https://timgineering.com/boat-building-part-3/

EBay delivery.

Also supplies for the Arvo.

First test of the new roof racks!
Lofting, or as close as we’ll get on a boat this size.

Marking out a radiused corner.

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Boat Building Part 2 http://timgineering.com/boat-building-part-2/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 07:56:52 +0000 http://timgineering.com/boat-building-part-2/

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Boat Building Part 1 http://timgineering.com/boat-building/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:41:19 +0000 https://timgineering.com/boat-building/

Two sheets of ply only just fit in an EBII Falcon.
A quick dimensional check and the first setting of marking out took place

We are using a printed set of plans, purchased from timwestonboats.com

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Roast Night Tuesday http://timgineering.com/roast-night-tuesday/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:17:55 +0000 http://timgineering.com/roast-night-tuesday/ A short behind the scenes video of our Roast Night Tuesday.

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Top 10 Electroneum Feature Requests (Wish List) http://timgineering.com/top-10-electroneum-feature-requests-wish-list/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:43:15 +0000 https://timgineering.wordpress.com/?p=216 This is a follow-on post from our recent Electroneum App Guide.

1) Current Value of Wallet, in local currency.

2) Auto startup for miner or notification it is not running.

3) Remove the zero incoming payments notifications.

4) Fingerprint scanner for login.

5) Current stats on the blockchain.

6) Include a summary of the exchange services offered.

7) From running notification link to the app, not the app info page.

8) Let us choose to do actual mining? When powered and on Wi-Fi! Plenty of other crowd sourced projects do it.

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If you have not used a referral code. Please consider using mine.

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Electroneum – The Android App http://timgineering.com/electroneum/ http://timgineering.com/electroneum/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:23:06 +0000 https://timgineering.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/electroneum/ Firstly grab the app from Google Play Store, then you’ll have to sign up for an account and log in. Keep an eye out on your Virtual Mining, this is a first for any CryptoCurrency. Feel free to use my referral code (2E59F3) you win and I win, explained below.

We’ll go through the app screen by screen and add our thoughts where relevant.

If you want to skip to the end for our conclusion your more than welcome!

Version History

2.4.2 Current version when original Blog post released
2.4.3 Security release.
2.5.0 Updated Mobile miner payout Notifications.

Disclosure

A quick disclaimer. My interest in Electroneum is just general interest and limited to a few dollars worth of mining payouts. I spent some time in the Maidstone area a few years ago and like to see a local business going well. I generally think the project has a higher chance than most of reaching mass adoption. I am hoping that some of you readers will install the app and use my referral code, which will make me some coins if you keep mining.

There are four main sections the app Miner, Wallet, Value and More.

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Miner

When you finally get into the app, get straight on to start mining. This is the fun part and you start making some coins. Watch your pending balance grow to 10 and you will see it reset to 0 and the 10 or so coins appear in your wallet. Recently it has been taking just over a day to earn 10 coins on an HTC U11.

If your phone drops off WiFi or 4G you may need to restart the miner. It can drop out without you noticing and you’ll miss out on your free coins.

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Wallet view while mining.

Over time various things have changed and been adjusted. There are now almost always 100,000 miners online which means there will be fewer coins to go around, assuming they are releasing at a constant rate. When I first started mining, the payout amount was 5 coins this was increased to 10 to reduces traffic on the network. Originally the hash rate seemed to fluctuate a lot more with the usage or your phone. Mine now pretty much sits around 40 H/s where it used to change it was in sleep mode or other apps running.

Virtual Mining

Virtual mining is a clever idea. It gets people using to the idea of mining without any of the heads of running a full-scale mining rig.

The idea is the miner pays you some coins in proportion to the speed of your phone and the time it is running. Which is basically how a normal mining program works. Just in this case you are not actually doing the calculations so it uses very little data and very little power on top of what your phone would normally use.

Wallet

This is where your money lives!

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In version 2.4.2 (May 2018) notifications were added to let users know the progress of there payouts. This was in response to payouts troubles with a bug in the app with a huge volume of users all asking where their coins were at. The monthly blog post explains further.

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Payment Notifications

2.5.0 Expanded Updates

Notifications now show in more detail of the stages of payout progress. I suspect to appease the user who have had balances pending for months.

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Receive

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Send

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Value

The value screen at the top gives you the current market value of ETN in the currency of your choice. So far the for me has averaged around three cents.

Stats

The circulation number here is interesting, as of the 9:50pm 8th May 2018 6,923,000,839 which is only 32.97% of the 21 billion total. The idea is that there will only need to be two decimal points, more like a real currency.

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Calculator

Enter an ETN amount and it gives you a value you in the selected currency.

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Exchanges

Electroneum has very ambitious growth plans, part of that is to get listed on as many of the exchanges as possible. This page keeps track of all the exchanges currently listing ETN. What this means for us is a way to Buy and Sell ETN with and for real money. Coin Spot is a big Australian exchange listing many coins, in the coming weeks ill be trying and reviewing how to get cash out of or wallet via this service.

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More

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Referral Program

Please use my referral Code “2E59F3”!

The referral program somewhat resembles a pyramid scheme, though everyone wins really. Firstly by giving both parties some coins, 5% for the referer and 1% of the referees mined coins. Secondly, the more people using this the more useful it will become.

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Android Version Requirements

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Conclusion

These comments are based on the current releases, not future plans.

Pro’s

  • Excellent introduction to Crypto Currencies.
  • Virtual Mining gives everyone a taste of mining.
  • Free coins! Basically, Electroneum is buying users.
  • A well-supported currency will be a usable currency in the future.

Con’s

  • No or slow communications regarding bugs.
  • Still some major issues still being worked out.

References

  1. Reddit <https://www.reddit.com/r/Electroneum/>
  2. Official Site <https://electroneum.com>
  3. May 2018 Blog <https://electroneum.com/2018/05/04/new-weekly-update/>
  4. Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/electroneum/>
  5. Overview & White Paper – Electroneum <http://electroneum.com/technical-white-paper.pdf>
  6. Technical White Paper <http://electroneum.com/technical-white-paper.pdf>
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3D Printer Progress http://timgineering.com/3d-printer-progress/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:05:32 +0000 https://timgineering.wordpress.com/?p=141 Started as a hobby while living in India this bad boy has been sitting in storage for over a year.

Time to dust of the cobwebs and get it finished. From memory the nozzle needs unblocking and calibrating from scratch. Wiring needs a tidy up and undoubtedly will need to reinstall all of the software.

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HTC 10 Small Good Things – Keyboard. http://timgineering.com/htc-10-small-good-things-keyboard/ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:49:32 +0000 https://timgineering.wordpress.com/?p=134 image

Being a big guy with big fingers any thing that makes buttons easier to access is a great thing. The new numbers keyboard layout is brilliant. I’ve spent years switching between the HTC and Google keyboards and I think this is by far my favourite new feature.

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The start of my own data centre! http://timgineering.com/the-start-of-my-own-data-centre/ Sun, 29 May 2016 16:28:15 +0000 https://timgineering.wordpress.com/?p=28 image

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