USB armory

by Inverse Path

An open source USB stick computer for security applications.

View all updates Dec 24, 2014

First 40 Production Units

Hello, backers!

We are excited to announce that the first 40 USB Armory units, implementing our final design, just arrived and work perfectly.

They will be sent to the first lucky backers as soon as the campaign goal is reached.

The finalized design has been named Mark I and, as you can see, it is an incremental upgrade over our alpha and beta prototypes.

In reality, not much tweaking was required from the alpha design. The biggest changes are:

  • inclusion of Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for the USB plug
  • replacement of certain PMIC inductors that were found to be extremely fragile
  • changes in the gold plating deposit pads to improve the quality of the USB connection

Additionally, we tested the standalone USB host mode using a Mimo UM-720F USB monitor. As you can see, the monitor, along with a powered hub, keyboard, mouse and WiFi adapter, are perfectly functioning with the USB Armory host mode described in the first update.

We are still waiting for the custom USB host adapter PCBs, which is why the setup is implemented with a rather crude breadboard connection.

We thank you for your continued interest in the USB Armory and wish you happy winter holidays!

Andrea Barisani
Inverse Path

$280,191 raised

of $65,000 goal

431% Funded!
Not Available
Jan 31 2015
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Product Choices


USB Armory with Enclosure

An open-source computer on a stick - designed specifically for high-security application. Comes with a semi-transparent grey plastic enclosure.


USB Host Adapter

Allows the USB Armory to independently use a keyboard, USB display, USB mass storage devices, USB Wi-Fi dongle and more, just like a standard computer, without the need for a separate USB host, such as a laptop or desktop.


32GB microSD Card w/ Debian Image

Debian Stretch pre-loaded onto a PNY Technologies 32GB Elite microSDHC, Class 10, UHS-1 memory card.


Inverse Path

Dedicated to secure software, hardware, and mission-critical IT infrastructures.

Andrea Barisani

Inverse Path

Andrej Rosano

Inverse Path

Daniele Bianco

Inverse Path


Enclosure design partner & manufacturer

Cipierre Elettronica


PCB Assembler



PCB Manufacturer

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