Making your very own LightingPiggy is squilly easy. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Source the parts.
- Create a wallet.
- Flash the firmware.
- Make a case and assemble the parts.
1. Source the parts
Single Board Computer (SBC): LILYGO T5 V2.3.1 (2.13 inch screen) e-paper device (DEPG0213BN). Available from LILYGo
Rechargeable battery: Voltage: 3.7V Connector: Jst 2pin 1.25mm. Available from Aliexpress
Case: One homemade case using materials of your choice.
2. Create a wallet
Create a bitcoin lightning wallet that works with LNbits. We're using this instance for testing and small amounts.
Enable "LNURLp" from the list of wallet extensions and create a new payment link. We suggest deselecting "fixed amount" and adding a 'min' and 'max' amount, so that the sender can choose how much to send.
3. Flash the firmware
Use our custom built web installer to configure and flash the firmware to the device.
You will need the following credentials:
Your wifi "ssid" and "password"
Your "server name" eg "https://legend.lnbits.com"
Your "invoice/read key" eg "db400dfba...." (copied from your LNbits Wallet API toggle)
Works with Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
4. Make a case and assemble the parts
Time to get creative! Build your very own LightningPiggy case out of any material you wish to use, and assemble the parts.
We're currently working on developing some templates for cardboard pigs, as well as some 3D printed options. If you would like to share your design with others, please email your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on this website.
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