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 Jan 29, 2016

snickerdoodle Update - Jan 29, 2016

Dear snickerdoodlers,

Right about now you’re probably wondering: “What the heck is going one over there at snickerdoodle HQ?!"

Well, it’s been a crazy few weeks to start the year and while we don’t have a ton of “exciting" news, we do have some updates to provide.

For our brave Alpha users out there, boards are “in progress”… There was a bit of confusion/miscommunication out of the gate with the fab house (which lead to a delay of a couple weeks), but right now - as long as things stay on track - we’re expecting to get the Alphas out the door around the end of February.

As far as production units go, we’re in the process of nailing down the long lead-time parts (particularly on some of the baseboards) and working out the supply chain and contract manufacturing side of things. We don’t have an exact delivery date for these units yet, but we’ll be sure to keep everyone up to speed on the progress there.

On a side note: while nothing ever seems to move as quickly as we’d like it to, we assure you we are working around the clock with our vendors and partners to make sure your support of the snickerdoodle project is justly rewarded and that we follow through on our promises to all of you in a timely manner.

The good news is: we have a whole bunch of exciting stuff happening on the software side of things (a few folks have even been so kind to put some pieces together despite not even having hardware, which is super awesome and greatly appreciated)! All you Linux and ROS users out there will like what we have in store… And we’ll be putting some more documentation and videos together around working with the toolchain and FPGA side of things.

In case you haven’t already checked it out, you should take a look at our GitHub and YouTube Channel to get up to speed.

Thanks to everyone for the continued patience and enthusiasm. More to come shortly…


Cousins, Weatherbee, and Bush

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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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