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Oct 23, 2015

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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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).


snickerdoodle black

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.


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.


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.


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.


32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

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


ten sets of baseboard headers

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

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