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$55 Zynq-based Snickerdoodle dev board crowdfunding project hits 50% of funding goal with 461 pledges. Seen the baseboards?

by Xilinx Employee ‎10-13-2015 09:18 AM - edited ‎01-06-2016 11:19 AM (49,940 Views)


The crowdfunded Snickerdoodle dev board from San Francisco design house krtkl (pronounced “critical”) just hit 50% of its $55K funding goal on CrowdSupply.com with 461 pledges. There are 39 days remaining in the funding campaign, which started on October 6. (See “$55 Zynq-based Wireless Snickerdoodle single-board computer with WiFi, Bluetooth launched today on CrowdSupply”and for a different perspective, see Make: magazine’s “Snickerdoodle Dev Board Boasts ARM Processor with Onboard FPGA.”)


For $55 plus $5 shipping, you get a small Zynq-based dev board with:


  • A Zynq Z7010 SoC (upgradeable to a Zynq Z7020 SoC for $60 more)
  • 512Mbytes of LPDDR2-800 SDRAM (upgradeable to 1Gbyte for $10 more)
  • 16Mbytes of boot Flash memory
  • A MicroSD card slot
  • Built-in 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth (included! MIMO capability costs $15 more)


What I’ve not talked about are the five companion baseboard cards krtkl has developed for the Snickerdoodle. These baseboards really open up the applications possibilities for the Snickerdoodle dev board. The names are pretty self-descriptive:



Snickerdoodle breakyBreaky breakout baseboard.jpg


Snickerdoodle breakyBreaky breakout baseboard ($25)





 Snickerdoodle shieldbuddy for Arduino baseboard.jpg


Snickerdoodle shieldBuddy for Arduino baseboard ($40)






Snickerdoodle piSmasher SBC baseboard.jpg


Snickerdoodle piSmasher SBC baseboard ($55)





Snickerdoodle gryphon autopilot baseboard.jpg


Snickerdoodle gryphon autopilot baseboard ($300)





Snickerdoodle whiteRhino industrial SBC baseboard.jpg


Snickerdoodle whiteRhino industrial SBC baseboard ($500)


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