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 Dec 04, 2017

Hardware On the Way!

Good news, snickerdoodlers:

More hardware is “in the mail!” Delivery was delayed a couple days on each end due to the Thanksgiving holiday…and subsequent Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness ‘breaking’ UPS/FedEx/USPS. In any case, another ~150 snickerdoodles are making their way out Crowd Supply’s door at this very moment, with another ~175 doing the same in another week or so. On a related note, yields have gone WAY up - only a few spot failures with this last batch - so it should be pretty smooth sailing (production wise) going forward.

A note on deliveries: given the ongoing delays with piSmasher, we’ve elected to fulfill all domestic (US) orders as products become available vs. waiting for all the components for individual orders to arrive. While this doesn’t ‘solve’ the piSmasher problem, it will at least result in as many people as possible receiving hardware as soon as possible. We’re awaiting a final inventory count from Crowd Supply, after which we will provide an update on outstanding delivery quantities.

Some key decisions on the final piSmasher design have been on ‘quasi hold’ due to lengthy delays in the receipt of quotations, data sheets, NDAs, etc. from manufacturers and distributors. We completely understand everyone’s (justified) anxiety and frustration with regard to the delivery schedule/s and we are moving things forward as quickly as the supply chain will allow. Back when the pre-production piSmasher design rolled off the line earlier this year, we unfortunately ran into some signal integrity problems on the video interface that left us with a choice: go through the expensive process of re-laying out the existing product, or take the opportunity to improve the product in a way that would ultimately result in a more feature-rich and future-proof version of the original design. Despite the wait, we are confident you’ll be pleased with the end result.

We expect to be running another snickerdoodle job in January - pending the availability of some key silicon (notably LPDDR and flash, both which are proving extremely difficult to come by right now). We’ll provide another update on everything before the end of the year. Be sure to check Twitter for interim updates and email us with any questions/concerns.

Sincerely yours,

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.


Snickerdoodle Black (Connectors Down)

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.


Snickerdoodle One

Dual-Core 667MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/430K ASIC gates, 155 reconfigurable I/O, 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi. Only available with connectors up (benchtop).


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.


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.


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.


jumpers (150 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 (150 pack) only.


32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

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


ten sets of baseboard headers

Ten sets of all seven connectors needed for building your own snickerdoodle baseboard; mates with snickerdoodle connectors “down”.



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