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Libreboot project

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NewsLibreboot is a free (libre) BIOS/UEFI replacement for your computer. Based on coreboot, the aim is to distribute low-level boot firmware that is 100% free software. The project is aimed at users, attempting to make coreboot as easy to use as possible.
 
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MediaDrop

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NewsMediaDrop bills itself as "The Web' Open Source Video Platform".
 
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Bees and people

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NewsOpen Source Beehives is interesting, as well as Flow Hive Honey (IndieGogo).
 
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Home Assistant

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NewsHome Assistant is an open-source home automation platform, running on Python 3.
 
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Coherent has been open sourced

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NewsCoherent, along with other source code from Mark Williams Company has been released under an open source license. MWC Sources.
 
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IOduino

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NewsIOduino is a firmware for the Arduino which enables it's pins to be controlled remotely (over serial RS232). Analog/digital reads and writes are all possible. It comes bundled with a C++ library (IOduino.h) and a Python library (ioduino.py) which allows easy control from a computer running Linux. Interesting.
 
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Arduino - optiboot

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NewsIf you work with Arduino, optiboot might be of interest. It is compatible with 168 and 328 Arduinos including Lilypad, Pro, Nano. OptiLoader looks like a nice way to put optiboot on a bunch of Arduino's quickly. Or Nick Gammon's Atmega bootloader programmer,
 
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Firmata and microcontroller communication

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NewsFirmata (wiki - unmaintained) is a protocol for communicating with microcontrollers from software on a computer (or smartphone/tablet, etc). The protocol can be implemented in firmware on any microcontroller architecture as well as software on any computer software package (see list of client libraries below). Implementations for Arduino and Spark exists.
 
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Home automation - MySensors

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NewsFrom the MySensors web site: "We've combined the Arduino platform with a small radio transceiver into a fun, flexible world of low cost wireless sensors.". That sounds really cool for home automation.
 
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Node-RED

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NewsNode-RED is a tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.
 
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