Bitcoin mining and diesel engines with Travis Bitckle

Listen you fuckers, you screw heads, here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the central bankers, the cunts, the dogs of war, the filth that is the global elite, the shit who devalue our currency, and steal the fruits of our labor. Here is someone who stood up and took Bitcoin Mining into his own hands. Here is, Travis Bitckle, Pleb Miner in the Wild.

Travis is a Pleb Miner extraordinaire, a mad scientist tinkerer and a hell of a nice guy. He has built many iterations of home mining setups. His most common build is an AC Infinity fan cooled miner, coupled to the rig via a Fruits and Associates Fan Shroud and a Njord Board from Pivotal Pleb Tech. (If you’d like to hear the story of Zack Bomsta and the Njord Board check out Zack’s Pleb Miner in the Wild interview)

Travis’ newest build is a single board, 120v build, with a custom housing, fan design, and the use of Zack Bomsta’s Loki Kit.


Travis wrote an article detailing the custom build. It can be viewed on our website. Travis’ 120V miner build on Ungovernable Misfits.


Travis and Jon take the conversation is a few different directions, from automotive topics, specifically related to Volkswagen (VW) Diesel engines, turbocharging, and the use of vegetable oil as dual fuel. Here’s some more information on alternative fuel diesel engines from US Filter Maxx. They also discuss alternative sources of energy for Bitcoin mining like bio digesters and what the University of Wisconsin is doing in that area.


They discuss their early political leanings, ranging from anarchy/punk to more conservative ideologies, neo-conservatism, and libertarianism. 


The conversation ends with a quote from Mr. Rogers about the importance of those who have cared for and shaped us throughout our lives. Travis wanted to share a special thanks to his wife, mother of his children, washer of his underwear, and the one who has loved him into the successful person and pleb miner he is today. Thanks Travis’ wife and thank you to all our loved ones who suffer through our Bitcoin mania. We love you all.


“All of us have special ones that have loved us into being, would you just take along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are” “those who have cared about you and wanted what was best for you in life” – Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers).


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