RRTOOLS is both a digital cookbook and an editor for recipe authors. It features a recipe format that satisfies most needs, including unlimited use of media, meta information, and much more. It can be used to run a full featured recipe site that communicates its content to the main RichRecipe.com server. This way, a global network of recipe sources is established that can be queried by the cookbook part of the application.
Minerva is a complete, easy to use home automation suite. It allows you to switch your on lights from anywhere using a mobile phone or PC, email your video, check CCTV footage, control your central heating, and much more. It relies on command line and can therefore be run from virtually any platform (smart phone, PDA, laptop, or remote PC) with identical functionality. The architecture consists of three parts: input, output, and process. Each is completely distinct, meaning you can control any of the house processes from any supported input conduit such as a Web browser, remote control, or SMS. Reports or notifications can be sent to any of the available output conduits.
BACnet is an implementation of the BACnet (Building Automation and Control Networks) protocol specifically tailored for embedded systems. BACnet itself is a standard routable protocol designed to handle communications in automation in buildings, such as air conditioning systems and other HVAC equipment.
Hocuspocus is a small and extensible Web server for controlling key Linux applications via a Web server. This means you can adjust things like system volume from any browser, including a WiFi enabled PDA such as the iPhone. Multiple such servers can be controlled via a single service manager, enabling whole home remote control.
mOOo Impress Controller is a set of tools used to control slides presentations on OpenOffice.org Impress. It consists of a Java ME application (mobile) and a Java SE Add-On (desktop) that is installed in OOo (OpenOffice.org). The user can switch slides (next and previous) while a timer (used for presentation controlling) is displayed on the screen of the mobile device. It uses Bluetooth for Computer-Device communication with Project Marge and UNO API for OOo integration.
Cerberus-Prox is backend software for an inexpensive, easy-to-build hardware system that implements a functional door access control system. It supports HID clock-and-data prox card readers. A MySQL database (or theoretically any JDBC) is used for data storage. RXTX is used for serial port communication.
pichart is a GUI for pigrammar, an assembler and programmer for picloader-programmed devices. pichart offers a user-friendly interface, making programming PIC chips easy. It looks like a flow chart designer and permits operations like reading from the device's serial port, writing on it, setting ports' value, and setting timers. It also permits programming directly during execution.
Smitten differs from traditional media centres in three major ways. It contains no media playback at all, which makes it very small (and suitable for porting to embedded systems) and quick to initialize. It targets a TV display and interface, which means there's less information on any particular screen, and a much simpler control interface consisting of left, right, up, down, and select. No mouse is required. It is also highly skinnable, and cross-platform to most systems. Essentially, it provides an easy-to-use menu system that allows the user to navigate a hierarchy of files, and view them using an (external) tool.