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

Fourth Stretch Goal Complete!

Dear Backers,


Software. Defined. Radio. Say it because it’s fun!

A couple weeks ago, the SDR stretch goal loomed like a distant mirage, something we set out there as a "true stretch". And yet now, here we are, writing you to inform you that we’ve met one of our trigger criteria for the stretch goal — a minimum of 200 combined units desktop/laptop/heirloom ("system-level") units backed.

We can’t tell you how absolutely stoked we are to reach this milestone. Not only does it mean that our system-level backers get to play with even more cool hardware, we get to collaborate with another open hardware project, MyriadRF. This is a tangible example of how the sum can be greater than the parts when the open source and Free Software community come together and rally around a common goal.

The addition of a software defined radio to Novena opens up so many possibilities, it’s hard to list them. We are sincerely looking forward to seeing some jaw-dropping demos from the community. And for those who backed the board only, fear not — you can upgrade your pledge to to the desktop or higher version by emailing with your order information, and you will also get an SDR. And remember, the SDR reward is only good for pledges made or upgraded during the campaign, which ends in just a little over 2 days! After this, you will need to purchase the SDR from MyriadRF directly, and currently they list a similar module for $300.

We’re looking forward to tooling, manufacturing, and shipping these beauties to you over the next few months, and working hard to help grow the open source community.

Thank you.

bunnie & xobs

$888,145 raised

of $250,000 goal

355% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


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.


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.


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.


Sutajio Kosagi

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



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