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Dec

14

snickerdoodle Status Update

Helloooo snickerdoodlers!

Yes…we’re alive. :) Apologies for the radio silence - things have been a bit hectic since the end of the campaign, but rest assured we’ve been hard at work keeping things on track. And we do have some exciting updates…

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For starters, thank you all SO MUCH for helping make the snickerdoodle campaign a success! Your excitement, words of encouragement, and - of course - your backing have made this whole project infinitely rewarding and worthwhile.

All told, a little over 650 snickerdoodles were preordered during the campaign, along with with a few hundred baseboards and a whole bunch of SD cards and jumpers and heat sinks (oh my!). Needless to say, some very exciting times lie ahead…

Alpha

Hardware update: this week we were able (call in a whole lot of favors) to secure the last of the hard-to-get parts for our Alpha build. For the folks in the Alpha program, we’re still on track to get boards in house by the end of the month; we will provide more scheduling updates over the next couple weeks. We’re looking forward to seeing the forum light up and expect a whole bunch of buzz to come out of the Alpha program…

On a side note: if there are any communities or forums you’d like to point us towards for inspiration (e.g. established communities that have either impressed or disappointed you), we’ll start a thread in the existing forum for you to chime in on so we can make sure that gets done the “right way.”

And in case you missed it…snickerdoodle has joined her friends piSmasher and giggleBits and now has schematics posted for the world to see! Note: the final production schematics may change as a result of any issues that arise during testing.

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Software update: our software team (i.e. Bush) has been hammering on Linux day in and day out and we’re pleased to announce that Ubuntu is now fully booting…WITH WIRELESS…on our development platform! Snappy, ROS, and more goodness soon to follow. And, as always, we’ll be posting all the source code and documentation to GitHub as soon as bring up is complete.

Oh, and speaking of software…something pretty friggin exciting happened last week: in an awesomely surprising twist, Xilinx announced their HLx software suite - namely the tool that can take C code in and spit RTL code (i.e. FPGA IP blocks) out the other end - totally free! So not only is this (previously) multi-thousand dollar software package now free to all snickerdoodlers (note: both snickerdoodle Zynq parts are covered), but gone are the days of worrying about Vivado vouchers as well.

We’ll be posting more info, videos etc. on all this in the near future, but in the meantime, you should definitely check it out (while you’re sitting eagerly by the door waiting for your snickerdoodle to arrive). ;)

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That about wraps it up for now. One final thing before we go: our friend Russell of Nandland fame has a great site for educating people about all things FPGA. Covered are things like FPGA basics, the differences between VHDL and Verilog, and tutorials and examples of each. You can check it out at www.nandland.com. And while you’re there, don’t miss his newly launched Kickstarter campaign (a cool little Lattice dev board).

Until next time, ‘doodlerinos (we promise the updates will be more frequent going forward)!

Take care,

Cousins, Weatherbee, and Bush

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$195

snickerdoodle black

Dual-Core 866MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/1.3M ASIC gates, 180 reconfigurable I/O, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, Dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic & BLE, copperHead heat sink. Includes free license of SDSoC.


$45

breakyBreaky breakout board

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


$95

piSmasher SBC

HDMI in AND out, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 2.0 high-speed, audio line in/out/headset, 50 reconfigurable I/O, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


$95

giggleBits sDN Card

Two Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 jacks directly connected to snickerdoodle’s programmable logic. Note: mates with piSmasher.


$30

12V/36W International Wall Wart

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


$25

cookieJar enclosure

Don't let your cookies get stale... keeps your snickerdoodle safe, clean, cool, and securely mounted in your autonomous cat-herding robot. Note: this enclosure is only compatible with connectors “up” snickerdoodle; heat sink sold separately.


$5

copperHead heat sink

High-performance copper heat sink. Note: included with snickerdoodle black.


$30

32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

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


$15

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.


$10

jumpers (50 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 (50 pack) only.


$7

baseboard headers

All seven connectors needed for building your own snickerdoodle baseboard; mates with snickerdoodle connectors “down”.

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Ryan Cousins

Jamil Weatherbee

Russell Bush

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