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Apr 10, 2018

STM32 Firmware Open Sourced! Also: snickerdoodle production and piSmasher progress

Dear snickerdoodlers, 

Apologies for the lack of communique the last few weeks! A quick update: 

  1. You asked, we delivered: as of last week, snickerdoodle’s STM32 Platform Controller codebase is fully open source! All production firmware for the STM32 has been publicly released on GitHub. We also published a snickerdoodle Platform Controller ‘GitHub Page’ for those who enjoy more of a GUI experience. We are currently accepting “applications” for repo administrators. If you’re interested in playing a bigger role in the maturation of the snickerdoodle community, please email us at github@krtkl.com
  2. We have a couple boxes full of snickerdoodles (~150 units) that have been awaiting delivery to Crowd Supply for the last couple weeks. Once we sort out some still-open accounting issues, those will be on their way to Portland (and, subsequently, on their way to your doorstep); assuming our internal numbers our right – and we can reconcile them with Crowd Supply’s – this should be the last of the ‘regular’ snickerdoodles and all of the preordered snickerdoodle ones…with enough left over to stock! As a reminder, you will receive a confirmation email (with tracking info) when your order ships. If you need to make any changes to your account info before your order goes out (e.g. updating your mailing address), you can do so at: http://crowdsupply.com/account
  3. The supply chain situation has gotten completely out of control…and not just for us. There is a worldwide squeeze on pretty much every snickerdoodle component, including and especially passives (resistors, capacitors, etc.), many of which have 52+ week lead times and are on heavy allocation. This is all in addition to a lot of critical silicon – for which there are no alternates – experiencing distributor delays and mishaps resulting in the doubling of many manufacturer-quoted lead times. Needless to say, this has resulted in significant production delays and cost increases; it remains to be seen whether or how significantly the pending/proposed trade tariffs will affect our long-term pricing and production schedules, but that will be addressed at a later date. We will be starting the next snickerdoodle black production run later this month, but the exact start date is still in flux. We will provide a more definitive update as soon as we have more information. 
  4. As previously reported, the piSmasher is nearing the end of the development cycle and will soon be going to fab. We will ultimately have two versions of the piSmasher for both existing preorders and general purchase. Before we ship, we will send out an announcement containing the details/specs of each piSmasher version, list both on the campaign page, and offer an option to “upgrade” based on your original order. 

Should you be in urgent need of a snickerdoodle or if you have any questions about any of the above, please email us at orders@krtkl.com

Truly yours,

the krtkl crew

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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).


$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, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


$33

12V/36W International Wall Wart

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


$68

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.


$18

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.


$33

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.


$33

32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

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


$73

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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