snickerdoodle

by krtkl

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

Dec 05, 2018

The Home Stretch

We’ve been pretty busy the last few months getting new hardware out and taking steps to bring snickerdoodle mainstream. Read the full update.


Sep 14, 2018

Big piSmasher news! Also: snickerdoodles and cookieJars

Our sincere apologies for the lengthy delay in providing this update. We were holding out for some good (and tangible) news... which is exactly what we have! Read the full update.


Jul 26, 2018

piSmasher reminder, snickerdoodle update

A reminder for all those with outstanding piSmasher orders: If you have not done so already, you MUST fill out the online form. Also, in snickerdoodle news…another shipment of ~200 boards just landed at Crowd Supply and we’ve started the next batch of snickerdoodle blacks. Combined, this will represent the LAST of the preordered snickerdoodles – we made it!!! These are likely still several weeks from shipping, but the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to get a lot brighter.  Read the full update.


Jun 29, 2018

Important piSmasher Announcement - Action Required

Attention, snickerdoodlers! Two important updates. First, if you still want a piSmasher, you need to take action now. Second, we will soon have a new website for hosting documentation and other snickerdoodle resources. Read the full update.


May 19, 2018

Production/Stock Status

50 more snickerdoodles are on track to be delivered to Crowd Supply later this week, which accounts for the last of the ‘original’ snickerdoodle pre-orders... Read the full update.


Apr 10, 2018

STM32 Firmware Open Sourced! Also: snickerdoodle production and piSmasher progress

You asked, we delivered: as of last week, snickerdoodle's STM32 Platform Controller codebase is fully open source! All production firmware for the STM32 has been publicly released on GitHub. Read the full update.


Feb 26, 2018

New Wiki! Also: supply chain challenges, accessories, and timelines

It’s high time for another snickerdoodle update! First, we’re pleased to announce the official “launch” of a brand new snickerdoodle/krtkl Wiki! Check it out at: http://wiki.krtkl.com Read the full update.


Jan 23, 2018

Production & piSmashers

Apologies for the radio silence – December was a quite the crazy month, but the good news is we were able to get another 167 snickerdoodle blacks delivered to Crowd Supply (on top of the 147 snickerdoodles delivered in November). Per the last stock count, CS has ~350 snickerdoodles (split evenly between ‘regulars’ and ‘blacks’) working their way out the door. We’ve started the process of getting another 200 or so delivered by the end of February, so more and more (extremely patient, kind, and understanding) backers should start seeing krtkl packages showing up on their doorstep! Read the full update.


Dec 04, 2017

Hardware On the Way!

More hardware is "in the mail!" Delivery was delayed a couple days on each end due to the Thanksgiving holiday…and subsequent Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness ‘breaking' UPS/FedEx/USPS. In any case, another ~150 snickerdoodles are making their way out Crowd Supply’s door at this very moment, with another ~175 doing the same in another week or so. Read the full update.


Nov 01, 2017

Parts and piSmashers

Apologies for the radio silence - we’ve been awaiting final delivery of all the parts needed for this next production run for the past several weeks and are *finally* on track to receive the last of the components by the end of this week (or so we’ve been told). That puts us another three or four weeks or so out from shipping another batch to Crowd Supply for fulfillment. Read the full update.


Sep 22, 2017

New Production Wave, piSmasher Testing

snickerdoodlers, Another wave of boards from the aforementioned ‘reworks' made it up to Crowd Supply last week and are making their way out the door. This week we’re kicking off the process of getting parts in for the next production build, which will take a few weeks. Read the full update.


Sep 06, 2017

Quick Update on Status of Everything

Here’s a quick update on the status of everything, including snickerdoodle, piSmasher, and shipping dates. Read the full update.


Aug 08, 2017

Signs of Life

First, we figured out the snickerdoodle yield issue that’s been plaguing us for months. After chasing down countless leads and testing hypothesis after hypothesis – mystifying even the Xilinx support engineers in the process – we deductively narrowed the problem down to an undocumented function within the Zynq BootROM. Read the full update.


Jul 19, 2017

In Search of Yield Issue Root Cause

Quick update on what’s been happening with snickerdoodle. Work continues on establishing the root cause of this ridiculous manufacturing yield issue. Read the full update.


Jun 22, 2017

snickerdoodle diagnostics, piSmasher, giggleBits

Apologies for skipping the update last week; we were holding out for some notable progress to report on. Despite the lack of “breakthroughs,” we wanted to let you know where things stand. Read the full update.


Jun 01, 2017

piSmasher has arrived

First off, after ironing out some supply chain “issues” (see: having your distributor increase your key component pricing 25-60% with no notice and for no apparent reason while pushing your lead times out 11 weeks...), our ‘test’ snickerdoodle batch is *finally* on the assembly line. These units are scheduled be ready next week and will (hopefully) provide us with some much-needed insight into what’s causing the production yield issues we’ve been seeing. Read the full update.


May 05, 2017

Production/delivery, snickerdoodle prime, and Maker Faire

Hello snickerdoodlers: three topics we wanted to cover in this update. Read the full update.


Apr 17, 2017

More snickerdoodles on the way!

We have officially received - and are in the middle of testing - just over half of this latest batch of 500 snickerdoodles (the rest are due in by mid-week). Read the full update.


Mar 31, 2017

New production, piSmasher

We * finally * received the last part we were waiting for and have officially started the next 500pc snickerdoodle production run, meaning we should have more hardware ready to test in roughly two weeks. Read the full update.



Feb 17, 2017

Incoming!!

snickerdoodles are on the way (to Crowd Supply)! Read the full update.




Jan 20, 2017

snickerdoodle is a GO

snickerdoodlers, Welcome to 2017 – the year of the Fire Rooster…and the year “snickerdoodle" became a household name! Read the full update.








Oct 06, 2016

SDSoC has arrived!

snickerdoodlers, As promised, we have an awesome update to share… After months of negotiations on behalf of the snickerdoodle community, we’re excited to announce that snickerdoodle black will now ship with a **100% FREE** license of SDSoC! Read the full update.


















Dec 31, 2015

Final snickerdoodle update of 2015...

With 2015 in the rearview, there's nothing but exciting times ahead… Here’s a (super brief) update from the final week of the year. Read the full update.





Nov 20, 2015

snickerdoodle FINAL COUNTDOWN!

It's only a matter of hours until the campaign is over - be sure to stock up on all your snickerdoodle needs. Read the full update.


Oct 29, 2015

snickerdoodle Hangout, FLOSS, Thunderclap...95%!!

Lots going on this week - and all leading towards successfully funding! Read the full update.


Oct 27, 2015

This Week in snickerdoodle (in 60 seconds)

snickerdoodle is on FLOSS weekly! And an update on the Google Hangout. Read the full update.


Oct 23, 2015

New baseboard (!!), Snappy Ubuntu Core

Introducing the giggleBits baseboard, an open-source, hacker-friendly Gigabit Ethernet router + 802.1Qav Audio Video Bridging switch! Read the full update.


Oct 16, 2015

1 Week... > 50%

We’re more than half way there!! Thanks to all of you for your support so far - over 200 snickerdoodles and more than 50% of our goal in less than a week! Read the full update.


$290,834 raised

of $55,000 goal

528% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$245

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.


$245

Snickerdoodle Black (Connectors Down)

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.


$115

Snickerdoodle One

Dual-Core 667MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/430K ASIC gates, 155 reconfigurable I/O, 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi. Only available with connectors up (benchtop).


$49

breakyBreaky breakout board

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


$195

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".


$33

12V/36W International Wall Wart

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


$68

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.


$18

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.


$33

jumpers (150 pack)

7.5" (19cm) long with Samtec pins on one end (for installing into pin housings, above) and 0.1" female “maker” pins/housings on the other. Note: includes jumpers (150 pack) only.


$33

32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

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


$73

ten sets of baseboard headers

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

Credits

krtkl


Ryan Cousins

Jamil Weatherbee

Russell Bush


Aligni

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software

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