A new open-hardware computing platform, flexible and powerful, designed for use as a desktop, laptop, or standalone board.

May 16, 2014

Project update 12 of 28

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 … 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.


bunnie & xobs

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