GNU Phantom.Home is a computer controlled home automation system. The software includes a circuit diagram for building the Phantom.Home.Controller, a simple circuit board that attaches to your PC's parallel port. Using the combination of hardware/software you can control (i.e. flip on or off) nearly any 120V device. And with a little bit of electronics know-how, you can probably control nearly any device at any voltage by modifying the circuit board to meet your needs. The simple circuit included can be created and built for around $25. The modules cost around $10 (basically a heavy duty relay).
Poddy Home is a multimedia application that can replace your CD player, DVD player, video recorder, all your CDs and DVDs, and your collection of videos by storing them on your computer. It gives you easy, fast, and intuitive access to your media collection without the need to search for the disc itself. The included personal VCR can be programmed not only locally but also via a Web interface from anywhere.
iBookshelf is an application for cataloging your book collection and designing bookshelves based on this data. It supports ISBN entry using a CueCat, a standard barcode scanner, or manual entry. Book data is automatically fetched from Amazon Web services. Manual book entry is possible for non-catalogued books. Bookshelf design is done graphically with the Cairo drawing library, and is based on the most efficient book order.
GNU Phantom.Security is a computer-controlled security system. Using the software and a simple circuit board (diagram included) that you build, you can create a good basic security system that is computer controlled. The system can use off-the-shelf security devices like motion sensors, door magnets, and fire/smoke detectors with little to moderate modification. You can have a total of 5 devices per port. And if the machine the system is running on is connected to a LAN/WAN or the Internet, you can have it send e-mail. If you have a pager or cell phone capable of receiving e-mail, then you will have around the clock intrusion/fire detection for your home or office.
ipcam is a motion detection and recording program for IP cameras. It reads a JPEG stream from the IP camera and tries to detect motion by comparing the images to each other and calculating differences in brightness and color. Once motion is detected, ipcam switches to recording mode and stores the JPEG images in separate files in a new directory. When recording is finished and no more motion is detected, ipcam can start an external program for further processing on the JPEG files.
Logiclic is a home automation solution. It has just a little kernel (Servlet in Java), and you can add a Manager to this kernel and access it via a Web browser. The manager can exchange services like Tini management, I2C driver, X10 Driver, Switcher Manager, Thermometer, LCD control, etc. With this modular part, you can make your own solution of home automation. It features a neuronal manager and a scripting manager. Documentation is in French.
MatPLC is a software-based PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) for industrial automation. Ultimately, it should be possible to run a factory using this software. Currently, one should keep in mind that it is still at the testing stage, and is therefore not suitable for applications where incorrect operation would cause damage or danger.
SlimServer on DiskStation is an add-on package to the Synology DiskStation family of PowerPC and ARM9 based NAS devices providing the environment to run SlimDevice's SlimServer on it. It integrates into the DS administrative Web interface and comes with various user-friendly tools and scripts to maintain the installation. It supports all currently official features of Slimserver, such as Asian character display and on-the-fly transcoding of various music file formats. Popular third party plugins are supported as well.