by krtkl

A palm-sized, reconfigurable Linux computer that connects to the real world: ARM + FPGA + Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + 180 I/O

View all updates Nov 07, 2016


Attention snickerdoodlers,

The day has FINALLY arrived… We are happy (and relieved) to announce that snickerdoodle production has commenced!

As of today (Monday, November 7th), 2000 Rev. 4 snickerdoodle PCBs are “in process"…500 of which are scheduled to arrive at our CM next week. The reason for the 500/1500 break is we decided to have these first 500 boards fabricated onshore (at a 450% premium out of our own pockets) so we could get as many units out the door as soon as possible.

This first build will be made up of a split between snickerdoodles and snickerdoodle blacks (both “up” and “down” connector orientations). The snickerdoodles will be trailing slightly behind – we are still awaiting delivery of the final component (the 7010 Zynq) – but once everything arrives, it will kick off the two-week assembly process (plus a couple days or so for testing, logistics, fulfillment, etc.), placing the first shipments right around the end of the month.

As an aside, if you are interested in upgrading from snickerdoodle to snickerdoodle black for the free SDSoC license (plus the whole ‘3x the programmable logic, 25 additional I/O, 30% faster ARM, and 5GHz Wi-Fi’ thing), this is your last chance! The upgrade is $100 and all you need to do is email us and let us know!

Free SDSoC license with snickerdoodle black

No doubt your next question is: _"When do I get MY board?"_ Well, the boards will be going out in a few waves. In the coming weeks, we’ll be reaching back out to figure out who would prefer to receive their entire order at once vs. receiving a partial shipment (and pay extra shipping charges). We will of course do our absolute best to accommodate everyone’s request, but the default will be to ship orders according to when they were placed. You will know your order has shipped when you receive a shipping confirmation email from Crowd Supply. This email will contain a tracking number. In the meantime, please log in to your Crowd Supply account to double check and/or update your shipping address, as we’ll soon need to freeze the shipping addresses for the first wave.

As far as accessories, baseboards, etc. go: the breakyBreakys have been started; the baseboard headers, jumpers, heat sinks, and jumpers are all ready to go; the new piSmasher and giggleBits schematics have been completed (and are headed to layout); and we have a couple new products brewing that we’ll be announcing/rolling out in the near future.

It’s finally happening. Your unwavering patience and support are about to be rewarded. Get excited.

Patiently waiting,

the krtkl crew

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Product Choices


Snickerdoodle Black (Connectors Up)

Dual-Core 866 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/1.3M ASIC gates, 180 reconfigurable I/O, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz + 5GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic & BLE, copperHead heat sink, free SDSoC license.


breakyBreaky breakout board

Full snickerdoodle pinout (270 pins) on 0.1” headers, JTAG connector, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


piSmasher SBC

HDMI in AND out, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 2.0 high-speed, audio line in/out, headset, 25 reconfigurable I/O, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


12V/36W International Wall Wart

36W/12V wall-mount power supply for use with snickerdoodle baseboards.


pin housings + jumpers

All seven mating snickerdoodle connectors and a 50-pack of (loose) jumpers - see below for jumper description for benchtop-prototyping; no baseboard needed.


cookieJar enclosure

A beautiful enclosure machined out of 6061 aluminum, bead blasted, anodized, and laser engraved. Also serves as heat sink. Note: this enclosure is only compatible with connectors “up” snickerdoodle.


32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

32GB U3 Speed Class microSD card pre-loaded with snickerdoodle Ubuntu Linux.


baseboard headers

All seven connectors needed for building your own snickerdoodle baseboard; mates with snickerdoodle connectors “down”.


ten sets of baseboard headers

Ten sets of all seven connectors needed for building your own snickerdoodle baseboard; mates with snickerdoodle connectors “down”.



We’re a collection of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers based out of San Francisco. With decades of experience in embedded systems, real-time controls, and robotics, we’ve worked on everything from medical devices to consumer electronics. With the mindset that no detail is too fine and “good enough” never is, we live for building products people love and that will make a difference in the world.

Ryan Cousins

Jamil Weatherbee

Russell Bush


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software

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