Not sure it's in the spirit of the frankenbot, but I'm guessing my money would be much better spent helping TR buy some hardware than throwing my old clunker at it with my admittedly cheap but coal-derived electricity.
Apologies if I'm bringing up things that were tried and rejected in the past (saw some related things in 10-year old f-bot threads, but nothing recent), just wondering if Frankie's, umm, brain trust, has any suggestions for how somebody could pitch in financially to join in the fun?
For instance, I know I'd be willing to chip in to buy a (GPU + electricity + a bit of depreciation costs) if somebody had a host body to donate, and then there could be some kind of raffle to give away the GPU at the end? Like, donations in $20 increments get one "ticket" in the raffle, with whomever volunteers to be Dr Frankenstein getting some free tickets in the drawing for being a mensch? I know I'd be willing to chuck in $20 for decent odds of getting a slightly abused 1060/1070. Basically we could get an additional ~10M points for every $250 raised, which would be a big bump for 'ol frankie, and could help more people get on board. Or renting a K80 at Amazon for $22/day (not as good of a deal, and no raffle fun, but logistically easier).