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

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Oct 23, 2015

Project update 2 of 60

New baseboard (!!), Snappy Ubuntu Core

Howdy snickerdoodlers! We’ve got some BIG NEWS… It is our pleasure to announce a brand spankin’ new snickerdoodle baseboard: giggleBits!

giggleBits is an open-source, hacker-friendly Gigabit Ethernet router + 802.1Qav Audio Video Bridging switch! Just like with piSmasher and breakyBreaky, snickerdoodle plugs right into the top…except now you have your own reprogrammable router with five Gigabit Ethernet ports as well as an SFP transceiver cage, giving you complete control of your network’s traffic, security, and data - and the really cool part: you still have access to 100 reconfigurable I/O and, of course, snickerdoodle’s Wi-Fi & Bluetooth! The price? Just $85 so get yours now! Note: if you’re adding giggleBits onto an existing order, just be sure to check out with the same email address and we’ll take it from there (you can also add your previous order number in the notes to be extra safe). And just in case you missed it…for all you Linux, robot, and IoT fans out there, snickerdoodle now officially supports: Snappy Ubuntu Core & ROS (Robot Operating System)! Snappy is the perfect fit for Linux-based, connected snickerdoodle projects and we’re very excited to be able to support this powerful platform. To find out more about Snappy Ubuntu Core, you can check out the Canonical site.

Finally, we’ll be hosting a Google Hangout next Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 10am PDT (-8UTC), so mark your calendars. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the team, grill us with some tough questions, and discuss all things snickerdoodle! We’re planning to record the event and post it on our YouTube channel as well, so be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already. (Ryan will also be on FLOSS Weekly with Randal Schwartz along with David Scheltema from Make Magazine on Tuesday, Oct. 27 @ 8am PDT - should be a great discussion around snickerdoodle and open source!) That’s it for now! 3/4 of the way there and a month to go - keep up the good work… And if you haven’t done so already, for goodness’ sake: get yourself a snickerdoodle!

Best regards, Cousins, Weatherbee, and Bush

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