You can mine a small amount of cryptocurrency with your computer or even with your smartphone. Become part of the crypto revolution! These are options available for typical folks with a typical consumer-grade computer and an Android smartphone.
Use your spare computing power while you are away or asleep to generate Gridcoin. Gridcoin rewards volunteers who participate in distributed computing projects for a wide variety of scientific research projects.
Being billed as an eco-friendly cryptocurrency, Lynx (formerly KittehCoin) is another low-barrier-to-entry currency to mine. Uniquely, Lynx is designed to be mined with a Raspberry Pi 3. Just about anyone can mine Lynx.