ztex is a firmware Kit with a corresponding Driver API which is especially designed for the ZTEX Modules but which should work with all other EZ-USB based hardware. The Firmware Kit is written in C and assembled using a powerful macro processor. This allows you to specify all required settings using by a few commands. The necessary USB descriptors and the descriptor handling routines are generated automatically. The package runs under Linux and Windows (porting to other operating systems should be no problem). The Java driver API allows the development of platform-independent device drivers.
eLua (Embedded Lua) aims to introduce the programming language Lua to the embedded software development world. Lua is the perfect example of a minimal yet fully functional language. The aim of the project is to have a fully functional Lua development environment on a microcontroller (Lua interpreter, modules appropriate for microcontroller environments, and editor) without the need to install a specific toolchain on the PC side.
μnix is an open source DIY hardware and software project that endeavors to create a complete, usable, computer workstation using only discrete components, IC chips, and 8-bit microcontrollers. The electronic design, including the schematics and PCB layout, is open and usable by anyone. In addition, the necessary firmware for all of the ancillary microcontrollers is provided, including the advanced firmware acting as the Operating System on the main CPU units. The goal is not to try to create a competing product with any of the x86 computers out there, but instead to learn and teach the very low-level information and skills needed to create a complete workstation from scratch, starting from the circuit boards and ending with the multitasking OS. The project is open to anyone that wants to contribute or even just be involved in some way with a project of this scope and innovation.