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 20, 2014

Thank you! Time to get to work.

Dear Backers,

Thank you!

Because of you, we raised an astounding $700k+ for the Novena campaign. The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind, with us blowing through every stretch goal and then doubling up once again. We are sincerely grateful for all the support and enthusiasm around our project, and we look forward to working with you over the coming months to build a robust and diverse user community around this platform.

Now the hard work begins of cutting steel, building boards, and testing your devices to make sure every one of you receives a top-quality product and right on schedule. Tonight bunnie is hopping on a plane to visit our suppliers and finalize production plans, now that we know how many we need to build. We'll also be touching base with our campaign partners, Jon Nettleton and MyriadRF, to get their contributions to our project moving as well.

Thanks again for all the support and enthusiasm. We look forward to keeping in touch with you and updating you on our progress, and we invite you to get involved in our community by visiting our user forum and our IRC channel.

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

Video Editing

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