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Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Meet Snickerdoodle, an Affordable, Powerfully Maker-Focused Raspberry Pi Rival

A field-programmable gate array means Krtkl's Snickerdoodle can tackle complex projects, like robots or drones, unlike the locked-down Raspberry Pi.

Brad Chacos | October 6, 2015

The $35 Raspberry Pi mini-PC serves as a cheap, yet damn fine introduction to both computer programming and the joys of what’s become known as “making”—using cheap, sensor-laden computer boards to power devices that interact with the world. Makers can create some amazing projects with the Pi, but the limited number of general-purpose input/output (GPIO) pins on it hinders the creation of truly complex projects.
Enter krktl’s more maker-friendly Snickerdoodle, a $55 board that aims to become the Raspberry Pi for robots by bringing flexible, pro-level hardware to the masses via a crowdfunding campaign.

<more at; related links: (Snickerdoodle: Pre-Order now at Crowd Supply) and (Snickerdoodle: ARM + FPGA + Wireless + 154 Preconfigurable I/O. A palm-sized, reconfigurable Linux computer that connects to the real world with ARM, FPGA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 154 I/O for the price of a wireless-enabled Raspberry Pi.)>

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