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 May 13, 2014

First Stretch Goal Complete!

Dear Backers,

Holy cow! We just blew through our first stretch goal for 3D drivers, at $300k. We're looking forward to working with Jon Nettleton to enable Novena, and the greater i.MX6 user community, with 3D graphics drivers. This is going to be awesome!

With 6 days left, we still have a great chance to hit some of our other stretch goals. Next up is the General Purpose Breakout Board, a perfect utility for every day projects. From controlling motors to sensing the temperature to driving LED strips, it's a handy tool and a nice reward to all our backers for helping make our campaign so successful.

Also, one other really exciting stretch goal is still in sight -- the Software Defined Radio. At the moment we have 146 total laptop/desktop/heirloom units sold out of the 200 necessary to meet the minimum order requirement of MyriadRF. We're 73% of the way to meeting that stretch goal, and getting closer every day!

So please remind your friends and colleagues that there's only a few days left to pledge and help everyone receive these useful breakout boards.

Thanks,

bunnie and xobs


$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

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