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 Sep 14, 2018

Big piSmasher news! Also: snickerdoodles and cookieJars


Our sincere apologies for the lengthy delay in providing this update. We were holding out for some good (and tangible) news… which is exactly what we have!


As of today (Friday, September 14, 2018), we have officially received the first delivery of production piSmashers!!! Some weeks back we received the first articles from our contract manufacturer, and the boards passed our functional test suite with flying colors. We are now going through the arduous process of testing the rest of the batch (240 units), after which boards will finally be delivered to Crowd Supply for fulfillment.

It is probably worth mentioning that if you have an open piSmasher order and you still haven’t yet completed the online form, now would be a good time to do so.

We have more PCBs on the way and another piSmasher production run in the queue, so if you’ve been holding out for the boards to be readily available before ordering, you might consider getting an order in now to secure your spot in line.

In the meantime, you can check out our GitHub repo for the latest piSmasher software resources. We will be uploading new documentation and downloads to our website in the coming weeks.


The last of the preordered snickerdoodle blacks are all but ready to be assembled, pending delivery of one final component (the radios). So these are tantalizingly close.

We’ve also recently received several questions regarding the "End of Life" designation listed on Mouser’s snickerdoodle prime LE product page. While it is true that the prime LE is being obsoleted (as this was always intended to be a one-time "Limited Edition" run), snickerdoodle as a whole is NOT being End of Life’d. In fact, we have a SOM Lifecycle letter posted on our website explaining the long-term availability guarantees we are providing so people can feel confident about designing snickerdoodle into new products.


We just received the latest cookieJars, which are looking beautiful! These will be on their way to Crowd Supply for fulfillment next week and we’ll be placing a larger order to cover the remainder of the pre-ordered enclosures shortly thereafter.

That should cover everything. Remember, you can always check the status of your order on your Crowd Supply account page and you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number from Crowd Supply when your order ships..

Should you have any questions, email us or post in the forum.

More soon,
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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