Fomu

by Sutajio Kosagi

An FPGA board that fits inside your USB port

May 02, 2019

Software Debugging Latchup

Happy May to all Fomu backers. In this update, we'll talk about all of the amazing progress being made to bring Fomu to you. There has been a lot of progress on the software side, and we implemented a debugging mode that we think you'll really like. Finally, if you're in the Portland, OR, USA area this weekend, stop by and say hello! Read the full update.


Apr 01, 2019

Design is Locked In

Hi Backers! We've been hard at work producing both hardware and software so that we can bring you your USB-port-sized FPGAs. There's been a lot of progress, as well as a few setbacks, and now everything is in place to begin the final phase of production. Read on to find out more! Read the full update.


Feb 18, 2019

Fomu EVT Board Shipping

Greetings backers! With the crowdfunding portion of the campaign over, it's time for us to work on the Fomu firmware. We're using EVT boards for development, and the final revision of the EVT hardware just came in. Read the full update.


Feb 04, 2019

Conclusion of the Fomu Campaign

Hi backers! Thank you once again for helping us make Fomu happen. Because of your support us, we can begin work on producing USB-port-sized FPGA boards. And we'll be sure to update you as we make progress on the project. Read the full update.


Jan 28, 2019

Less Than One Week to Go!

Hello backers! There is less than one week to go on the Fomu campaign, and you've already helped us to break the $20,000 barrier. Thank you to all for supporting us. Last week Sean and Tim both gave talks at Linux.Conf.au 2019 in Christchurch, and the videos for both presentations are now available. Read on to find out more, and to watch the talks. Read the full update.


Jan 21, 2019

Fomu at Linux.conf.au 2019 This Week

Hi backers! As mentioned in the last update, Sean and Tim are at Linux.conf.au 2019 this week in Christchurch, NZ. Both uf us are giving talks, and we'll post links to recordings and slides afterwards. Sean is giving a talk on the Tomu plastic case, including how it will be adapted for Fomu. Tim is giving a talk on Symbiflow and the open source FPGA toolchain that powers Fomu development. Read on to find out more! Read the full update.


Jan 15, 2019

Fomu's Open Source Community is Awesome

Hello everyone! In this update I'd like to highlight some of the really cool projects people are already doing with Fomu. With just under three weeks to go until the Fomu crowdfunding campaign officially ends, people have started to play with some prerelease "hacker" editions of the board, and are coming up with some pretty cool designs. Read on to find some of the highlights. Also, remember that Fomu prices will go up once the campaign ends! Read the full update.


Jan 07, 2019

35C3 and Fomu EVT Progress

Hi backers! Welcome to the new year, and a new Fomu update. Thanks to all of you wonderful people, the Fomu campaign is going well. In this update, I'd like to talk about the 35C3 session as well as give a hint about some of the work we're doing with the EVT boards. There's less than a month left on the campaign, so let's get right into it. Read the full update.


Dec 26, 2018

Fomu at 35c3

We hope your holidays are going well. Thank you all for your support so far. This update is to tell you all about our plans for 35C3. Read the full update.


Dec 24, 2018

Funded!

Thanks to everyone who’s contributed so far, Fomu is now fully funded! Read the full update.


Dec 18, 2018

The Fomu Campaign is Now Live

With our new project, Fomu, we want to replicate the same ease-of-use as Tomu, but with a more advanced FPGA board. Meet Fomu and help us put an FPGA in every USB port! Read the full update.


$30,708 raised

of $10,000 goal

307% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$5

Buy us a Beer!

Thanks for helping make Fomu a reality! You will be rewarded with good karma and regular backer updates.


$45

Fomu for One

An FPGA for your USB port! Includes one pre-flashed Fomu and a plastic case. The price will increase once the campaign is over, so back us today!


$69

For Me, For You, Fomu

Projects are better with a friend. Or maybe you want to have a spare. Either way, you will receive two pre-flashed Fomu boards with plastic cases. This low price will increase after the campaign finishes!


$249

Fomu Ten-pack

Ten of our pre-flashed Fomu boards with plastic cases, each designed to fit into a single USB Type-A port. Bring FPGA development with you wherever you go, and share your RISC-V projects with up to nine other people.


$1,999

Fomu 100-pack

This is a lot of USB FPGAs. Perfect for a hackfest, conference, large classroom, or for someone with many, many friends. You will receive 100 pre-flashed Fomu boards with plastic cases.


$99

Fomu EVT Board ( + Fomu for One)

An EVT board revision is used to validate the schematic is correct, and to help develop the software. This EVT board is what we'll use to develop the USB stack and to make sure we've got the power and other hardware parts wired up right. An EVT board revision is used to validate the schematic is correct, and to help develop the software. This EVT board is what we'll use to develop the USB stack and to make sure we've got the power and other hardware parts wired up right. Designed to mount onto a Raspberry Pi to upload a bitstream and debug the CPU. This is a limited-time production board, and won't be produced after the campaign ends! Backers who select "Fomu EVT Board" will also receive one Fomu production board when they ship by 2019-06-30.

Credits

Sutajio Kosagi

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


Sean Cross

Tim Ansell

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