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 16, 2014

Third Stretch Goal Complete!

Dear Backers,

We are speechless.

Within 24 hours of sending out our previous update to you, we're in the position of writing yet another update to inform you that we've cleared the third stretch goal at $400k. This is simply amazing, we are thrilled and overwhelmed at the support and at the enthusiasm of our growing user community.

For the third stretch goal, all Novena board and system backers will be receiving the ROMulator breakout board. This is a unique addition to any hacker's arsenal. It allows, with some careful soldering, users to either emulate or tap the communication of a TSOP NAND flash device. This device was used to assist our analysis of SD firmware backdoors, presented last year at 30C3, and is starting to crop up in the wild as part of other reverse engineering projects.

Open hardware ftw: Reversing a USB flash drive with @novenakosagi's http://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop … and OpenVizsla! :)

-- bushing (@gnihsub) on Twitter - April 18, 2015

We're looking forward to seeing what kinds of mischief these bespoke flex circuits end up causing!

We have one final stretch goal remaining: the MyriadRF SDR board. At the time of writing, we're exactly three units short of hitting that, so I imagine you may be hearing from us again soon.

Cheers,

bunnie & 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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