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 07, 2014

Thank you!

Dear Backers!

Thank you.

Because of you, we have reached our goal of $250,000, enabling us to manufacture our dream – an open hardware laptop. Now that we’ve met our funding goal, we can begin the real hard work of cutting steel into the molds that will ultimately shape our vision. This will be an epic journey, and we’re fortunate to have your good company, enthusiasm and patience as we tackle the exciting months ahead.

Now that we’ve reached our goal with 12 days to spare, we have a realistic chance of hitting some of our stretch goals. If you’re excited about libre 3D drivers, breakout boards, or SDR capability on your Novena, please help us spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

Finally, we’ll be at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 17-18 with our Novena laptops. xobs and I will be giving a talk on Saturday at 10:30AM at the MAKE: Electronics stage in the expo hall, and xobs will have his laptop and other accessories on display at the Freescale booth at the Faire. Please come visit us, we’d love to meet you! If you can’t make it to the Maker Faire, we are also hanging out in the #kosagi channel on the OFTC IRC network.

Again, thank you.

xobs and bunnie

$782,382 raised

of $250,000 goal

312% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


Novena Mainboard Bundle

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


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.


Hacker Case Kit

The barebones hacker case kit! It'll give you the structure on which to build your custom Novena set-up using your main board. Grab some mounting screws from the hardware store, and you're ready to go.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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