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Mar 10, 2017

snickerdoodles for sale, new release, cookieJar update

Attention snickerdoodlers!

We have some exciting news… 

First – You asked, we answered: snickerdoodle (now “snickerdoodle one”) is officially available for purchase again! 

Second – We’re pleased to introduce a new member of the snickerdoodle family: snickerdoodle prime (and a “limited edition” version, snickerdoodle prime LE, that is IN STOCK AT CROWD SUPPLY until we run out!)!

Third - As mentioned in the previous update, snickerdoodles are now shipping to backers! Some of you have already received your orders and Crowd Supply will be shipping more boards next week. The only way to definitively know when your order will ship is via a shipping confirmation email from Crowd Supply. Despite being in regular production, it will take several batches before all current orders are filled. We’ll post regular updates as we progress. You can always check your order status and/or the contents of your order via your Crowd Supply account.

The table below gives an overview of the new lineup.

snickerdoodle one snickerdoodle prime LE snickerdoodle prime snickerdoodle black
Price $95 $145 $145 $195
Zynq ZC7Z010-1CLG400C ZC7Z020-1CLG400C ZC7Z020-1CLG400C ZC7Z020-3CLG400E
Processor 667MHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 667MHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 667MHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 866MHZ Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
FPGA 28K Logic Cells, 430K ASIC Gates 85K Logic Cells, 1.3M ASIC Gates 85K Logic Cells, 1.3M ASIC Gates 85K Logic Cells, 1.3M ASIC Gates
RAM 512MG LPDDR2 512MG LPDDR2 512MG LPDDR2 1GB LPDDR2
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11n SISO 2.4GHz 802.11n SISO 2.4GHz 802.11n SISO 2.4 & 5GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth - - Classic + BLE Classic + BLE
Heat Sink - Included Included Included
SDSoC - - - Included

Note: Only 75 snickerdoodle prime LE units are available right now (13 connectors up, 62 connectors down) and will ship within two business days of an order being placed.

We’ve received a lot of requests to expand on the range of capabilities, availability, and price tiers of the snickerdoodle product line and arrived at something we believe provides the most flexible and affordable basis for a sustainable product line going forward. Read on for additional details and background..

snickerdoodle one

snickerdoodle was originally launched at a $55-75 price point (+ US shipping) in hopes of garnering outsized interest from the developer community, thus resulting in volumes that would allow us to justify the R&D, inventory, and manufacturing investments associated with driving down component and build costs. Unfortunately, to date, this has not happened…and with the only other being ‘kill the product entirely,’ we had no choice but to raise the price to a sustainable level that allows us to continue making this kind of technology as affordable as possible. 

On the upside, the $95 price includes US shipping there is no longer be a surcharge for changing your connector configuration, international shipping is now only $10 instead of $20. 

Our goal is and continues to be democratizing advanced technology by way of accessibility and usability and we remain steadfastly committed to that goal.

snickerdoodle prime

After receiving countless requests for something “in between” the original snickerdoodle and snickerdoodle black, we arrived at snickerdoodle prime. This is an ideal fit for anyone looking for more programmable logic but doesn’t necessarily need the snickerdoodle black’s faster processor and fabric, extra RAM, or 5 GHz Wi-Fi. 

With our main priority being the timely fulfillment of existing pre-orders, key component availability (namely the Zynq SoC, DDR, and radio) has limited our manufacturing throughput on some of the other versions of snickerdoodle. snickerdoodle prime, fortunately, doesn’t have any component availability problems…and manufacturing snickerdoodle prime in the interim allows us to maintain our place in the assembly queue and keep the manufacturing line up with our contract manufacturer, which will actually help speed up production of the other versions once those parts arrive. 

Rest assured, the availability of snickerdoodle prime in no way affects how quickly existing preorders will be fulfilled.

Note: as for existing preorders, the next 500 units are ready to go save for a single part; once this part is received, the build will commence and another batch of boards will be delivered to Crowd Supply, which will ship them out shortly thereafter.

snickerdoodle prime LE

snickerdoodle prime Limited Edition is exactly the same as snickerdoodle prime with one important difference: LE is Wi-Fi only and does not have Bluetooth

Again, there are only 75 in stock as of the time of this writing. If still in stock when ordered, they will ship within two business days.

snickerdoodle black

No changes and still includes a free license of SDSoC!

cookieJar

For those who pre-ordered a cookieJar enclosure, you’ll be happy to learn that we will be able to deliver cookiJars to everyone and you will not be charged an upgrade fee! If your upgrade was already processed, the fee will be refunded to you and you will still receive a cookieJar. 

We expect to have cookieJar first articles in this coming week; we’ll post some pictures on our Twitter feed (@krtkl_inc) the day they come in.

As an aside, you can always check your order status and/or the contents of your order via your Crowd Supply account.

In closing

Finally, we’ll be moving the forum, downloads, documentation, and all the other goodies over to our new website in the coming weeks. This shouldn’t cause any kind of disruption (as we’ll be retaining all previous posts, etc.), but just a heads up.

In summary, there is an awful lot going on…but boards are flowing out the door as we speak and yours shouldn’t be too far behind! 

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to post something in the forum or email us at hello@krtkl.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Now get out there and build something,

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$95

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.


$145

snickerdoodle prime LE

Dual-Core 667MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/1.3M ASIC gates, 180 reconfigurable I/O, 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, copperHead heat sink.


$195

snickerdoodle black

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.


$45

breakyBreaky breakout board

Full snickerdoodle pinout (270 pins) on 0.1” headers, JTAG connector, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


$195

piSmasher SBC

HDMI in AND out, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 2.0 high-speed, audio line in/out/headset, 25 reconfigurable I/O, battery charger, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


$30

12V/36W International Wall Wart

36W/12V wall-mount power supply for use with snickerdoodle baseboards.


$65

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.


$15

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.


$5

copperHead heat sink

High-performance copper heat sink. Note: included with snickerdoodle black.


$30

32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

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


$10

jumpers (50 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 (50 pack) only.


$7

baseboard headers

All seven connectors needed for building your own snickerdoodle baseboard; mates with snickerdoodle connectors “down”.

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