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 Apr 19, 2016

snickerdoodle Update - 19 April 2016

Hola snickerdoodlers,

Another (overdue) update on everything…

You’ll be pleased to hear that snickerdoodle is flying high! The hardware (the power rails, microcontroller, processor, FPGA, Wi-Fi, and I/O), the software (Ubuntu Linux, ROS, bare metal, and the Xilinx tools), everything is coming along swimmingly. As you read this, the last of the fixes are being integrated into the PCB files and we expect the new round of fabs to be off to the presses by the end of the week…

We’re also on track to get about 100 breakyBreakys in by Friday. We got a sneak peak at the PCBs and they’re looking prettaay, prettaaay, prettaaaay, pretty good. AND…you didn’t hear it from us, but the word on the street is: piSmasher just might be making an earlier-than-expected appearance (a rumor we can neither confirm nor deny).

The end is nigh, friends! We’ll send out another update by mid-next week with more developments. And be sure to check out krtkl on Twitter and in our Forum for random updates, pics, posts, and other musings.

Hang in there, everybody. Good things always come to those who wait! :^)

Yours truly,

the krtkl crew

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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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