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.
cduino is a microcontroller programming system that is like arduino but simpler. It allows experienced programmers to get a quick start programming and talking to a microcontroller. You should be up and talking to your arduino over the serial line in a matter of minutes. This is achieved using a very easy Makefile-based driver for the command line Atmel AVR programming tools, a library of C routines, and a series of lessons that introduce a variety of AVR subsystems.
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.
Java Grinder takes Java byte-code from a class file and compiles it into an assembly code text file that can be assembled and run on microcontrollers and CPUs including MSP430, dsPIC, 6502 (Commodore 64), 68000, ARM, and MIPS. A Java API is provided for dealing with SPI, GPIO, Commodore 64 hardware, and more.