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 20, 2017

snickerdoodle is a GO


Welcome to 2017 – the year of the Fire Rooster…and the year “snickerdoodle" became a household name!

Yes, that is indeed a freshly baked Rev. 4.1 snickerdoodle. And in case you were worried that was the only one in the batch, here are 47 more:

While this of course only represents a drop in the proverbial bucket of snickerdoodle preorders, it also represents a significant milestone as these brave soldiers will lead the charge for the rest of the “massive" build. We expect to have another 450 snickerdoodles assembled by (approximately) the end of next week…with another 1,000 to come shortly thereafter.

This coming week we will start sending out “this is your last chance” announcements for anyone who would like to request a last-minute upgrade, add-ons, etc. For reference, we had to switch up the build order a bit but we’re going to be building the /02s and /01s (snickerdoodle, connectors down/up) first, followed by the /04s and /03s (snickerdoodle black, connectors down/up), followed by a couple /06 and /05 “mystery” snickerdoodles… More details to come!

On a side note, breakyBreaky assembly is slated to commence this coming week…as are the prototypes of the new enclosure. giggleBits should kick off shortly. piSmasher is in the works but a little further out. Everything else is now in stock, on the way, or can be in stock within a week’s notice.

Next up: a new website and forum, more docs/tutorials/demos, and some new members of the snickerdoodle family.

We told you not to go anywhere…now you’ll be happy you stuck around.

Yours truly,

the krtkl crew

snickerdoodle, top

snickerdoodle, bottom

breakyBreaky madness

box o’ jumpers

the wallWart wall

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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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