Novena

by Sutajio Kosagi

A new open-hardware computing platform, flexible and powerful, designed for use as a desktop, laptop, or standalone board.

View all updates Jun 10, 2014

Campaign Statistics

Dear Backers,

We've had numerous requests for campaign statistics, so here they are!

We had a total of 145 boards, 173 desktops, 180 laptops, and 12 heirloom laptops backed during the campaign.

In terms of geographic distribution, 278 units are going to the US and 183 units are going to the EU, with the remainder split primarily among Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Singapore.

We also have a lot of beer to drink - 366 to be exact, or about three kegs. Jon Nettleton's cup also runneth over, with 240 beers (40 six-packs) coming his way. We'll be raising a toast to all our backers for quite some time to come.

Check out the graph below to see how funding came in over the course of the campaign. It bears a striking resemblance to a diode's I-V characteristic curve.

Also, please note that we've migrated from our klunky old Wordpress forum to a PunBB forum. Please take the time to register and participate in the discussion. We hope this new forum will better serve the community.

Thanks again for an amazing campaign. We're now buckling down and getting into the hard work of fulfilling your pledges.

xobs & bunnie


$782,382 raised

of $250,000 goal

312% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$250

Novena Mainboard Bundle

Get all the things! A novena mainboard, eDP adapter, eDP coax cable, AC power adapter, the GPBB board and cable clips.


$199

Just the Board

For crafty people who want to build their case and define their own style, we'll deliver to you the main PCBA, stuffed with 4GiB of RAM, 4GiB microSD card, and an Ath9k-based PCIe wifi card. Boots to a Debian desktop over HDMI.


$9

General Purpose Breakout Board (GPBB)

Breaking out all the goodies, this 40 pin header allows you easy access to the Novena Spartan-6 FPGA. The GPBB buffers 16 FPGA outputs and 8 FPGA inputs to be compatible with either 3.3V or 5V, gang-selectable via software. It also provides six 10-bit analog inputs (up to 200ksps sample rate) and two 10bit analog outputs (~100ksps max rate), all broken out to an easy-to-use 40-pin male 0.1” dual-row header. The board was created as a stretch goal in the original Novena crowdfunding campaign.


$12

eDP Adapter Board

This adapter board is a bridge between the LVDS port on the main board and the eDP connection for the LCD screen. It has hole placements to be secured directly over the main board using the appropriately sized M2 screws. See here for more details.


$30

AC Adapter

AC power supply for Novena configurations, with a US plug. 100-240V input at 50/60Hz and 1.5A. 18V output at 3.47A. Branded with the Novena logo!


$4

Cable Clips (Set of 3)

Helping you keep your project tidy, these cable ties screw (M2.5 screws with washers - not included) into the Novena case "Peek Array". Domestic shipping included.

Credits

Sutajio Kosagi

Sutajio Ko-usagi supports and produces open hardware products designed by bunnie and xobs.


bunnie

Hardware

Sean Cross

Software


Mottweiler Studio

Heirloom laptop design and fabrication

AQS Inc.

Contract Manufacturer

Monstro

Video Editing

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