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 02, 2016

Production progress

Season’s Greetings, snickerdoodlers!

Nothing earth shattering to report, but figured you’d appreciate a quick update on the build progress:

We’re slated to have first article snickerdoodles by the end of next week. As previously mentioned, the plan is to drive over to our CM to perform a full run-through of the boards before giving the "thumbs up” to the balance of the 500pc build, which at that point should only take another week to wrap up and ship out. In other words: if all goes according to plan, at least some people will be getting their snickerdoodles in time for Christmas! Again, we’ll reach out in the coming days to nail down whose boards will be shipping out when.

As far as the balance of the build goes (the 1500 remaining pieces, the fabs for which are still on track to arrive mid-December): there’s been a big influx in DDR demand recently – which is expected to last through Q1 2017 – so RAM has been a bit hard to come by… We’re working with our distributor to see what we can get pulled in so we can complete out the rest of the build in a timely manner.

piSmasher and giggleBits are still forthcoming; schematics are done, just working through the current layout backlog… We are hoping to be able to send those out for fab by the end of the calendar year.

We will have some news about general snickerdoodle availability and an upgrade to an existing accessory in the next update.


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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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