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 Dec 23, 2016

New fabs & build schedule

Ho ho ho snickerdoodlers!

Here’s the latest (short form):

It turns out Santa left us with a big, fat sack of coal this year – namely in the form of 500 rejected fabs…

Per the last update, we were hoping the 500 onshore fabs we ordered last month were going to be in assembly this week. That didn’t happen. While the PCBs we received technically passed QC/electrical test, the solder mask was visibly “bad” with inconsistencies in the finish, gaps between the pads/balls, etc. Anyway, those were scrapped.

New fabs (ordered early this week from a trusted local vendor) are “in process” and are due at the CM on Wednesday (12/28). As a result, we are expecting first articles the first week of January, with the rest to follow immediately thereafter. So yet another two weeks with no snickerdoodles…but we’re getting there.

[cookieJar customers: in case you missed last week’s update, we’ve upgraded the enclosure from injection molded plastic to anodized billet aluminum. Please check it out and let us know ASAP if you would like to be upgraded.]

That’s all for now – short and sweet. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everybody! We’re very much looking forward to 2017. 2016 has been a rough one…


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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