DirectFB is a thin library that provides developers with hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling and abstraction, an integrated windowing system with support for translucent windows and multiple display layers on top of the Linux framebuffer device. It is a complete hardware abstraction layer with software fallbacks for every graphics operation that is not supported by the underlying hardware.
Device::ParallelPort is a Perl API that allows low level access to the parallel port of most computers. It does this by using a number of drivers, which can be customized and added to, including Linux (direct and parport), Win32, Script, Dummy, and more. It also contains a number of direct access devices including an example printer and a relay controller card.
DIY Zoning is a set of tools and instructions for controlling a state-of-the-art HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. It covers airflow balancing, temperature control and zoning, energy conservation measures, remote access, 1-wire devices, and home automation.
YASP is a simple and open protocol for building networks with small microcontrollers. It is designed to have a small footprint for easy implementation with minimal hardware resources, but without sacrifice advanced features and future growth. The protocol scalability is implemented using variable length fields. The physical layer use the NRZ encoding as in RS-232, but using dominant and recessive bus states to provide a reliable way to detect collisions.
Thinux is a thin-client server on a live CD. It boots a network of diskless computers to automatically start an application such as a Web browser. Each thin client machine acts as a cluster node to share its processing and memory resources with each other to take the load off the server. It is a turnkey solution that does not change nor rely on your existing systems to run. By booting from a removable CD, it does not lock-in the user so it is convenient to test. It is ideal for any organizations that require large deployment of software automatically and cost effectively.
(Serial Ports on) Steroids enables users to execute remote C functions in a Python shell over a serial interface. It is useful for embedded system testing and industrial automation. It generates C code for the target and a Python script for the host automatically from a C header file.
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.
WIRN is a professional stored program control. It is optimized for heat control, but you can control whatever you want. It is a multitasking system using FreeRTOS.org on Atmel AT32UC3A1512, and has an API for simple sensor/actor interaction that makes it modular and simple to extend. Also included is a triac control over AVR ATtiny2313 and a 1Wire Interface. You can extend it via software: implement your own control loop with some lines of C code. You don't need a compiler; upload your code and get a binary back. Flash this binary over USB and go. It also has 3 ports to plug in your own hardware.