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 27, 2016

Meet breakyBreaky!

Ciao snickerdoodlers,

In case you missed itbreakyBreaky has arrived!

That’s right - 100 glorious, matte black boards hot off the press…

and they’re functioning beautifully:

A quick note: after playing with these a bit, we’ve decided to change the Zynq JTAG header - ‘left’ side, right above the power jack - to a right-angle version on these units (the new connectors are already on the way) so you can connect the microUSB and JTAG at the same time. We’d addressed this issue before during the design, but somehow the streams got crossed and it was overlooked for this first build. Not to worry though…for the next round we’ll be moving to the 10-pin Cortex-M debug connector so there will be plenty of room for everything.

Now, next up:

snickerdoodle - Rev. 3!

We’re wrapping up the final review of the latest PCB changes right now and we expect to have an order off to the fab/assembly house by tonight/early tomorrow. It’s a two-week build so we’ll probably ‘go dark’ for a little while…and we expect to come out the other end with some shiny new (and fully functional) specimens.

We’ll continue to tweet out new developments, demos, etc. as we grind away/find more stuff laying around the lab to hook up.

Stay tuned…and get excited!


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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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