Hey guys, it's Benjamin from Revelar doing a closeout report video on our fund seven proposal that has been successfully completed. Our proposal's title is; "Easy node deployment", and it was submitted as part of the Global Independent Stake Pool Operators challenge
we found that there were a lot of good guides for stake pools and stake pool operators, specifically from people such as those at Armada Alliance, CoinCashew and Guild Operators, just to name a few
We chose to use the Raspberry PI platform as we thought that that was the easiest, low cost environment that you could use to spool up a server short of having an enterprise account or an account at a major cloud operator.
In order to make sure that our guide would be as detailed as possible we went through the process of setting up our own local server for development operations. We wanted to build the Cardono node and the CLI environment from as bare bones as possible using as bare metal a deployment as possible.
Our final deliverable was to create a detailed Gitbook guide for anyone out there to contribute to and that will be released publicly on our dedicated website catalyst.revelar.co .On this website, all of our auditing mechanisms and all of our project feedback that we provide for the catalyst community is published publicly and we provide links to our GitHub repositories where applicable.
As we created this guide, this sent us down a rabbit hole of figuring out what is the cheapest most sustainable way to spool up a Cardano node, particularly for developers looking to get onboard and to have a dedicated development environment that is not on their local machine. As part of this, our next steps for Fund 8 we submitted a proposal to look at alternate to the raspberry PI hardware deployments that are cheap, easily available for developers and would allow them to create an always on ,synced, local development environment for the Cardano blockchain.