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  • PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

  • - a protocol for communication among electronic devices used for home automation (domotics). It primarily uses power line wiring for signaling and control, where the signals involve brief radio frequency bursts representing digital information. A wireless radio based protocol transport is also defined. X10 was developed in 1975 by Pico Electronics of Glenrothes, Scotland, in order to allow remote control of home devices and appliances. It was the first general purpose domotic network technology and remains the most widely available. Although a number of higher bandwidth alternatives exist, X10 remains popular in the home environment with millions of units in use worldwide, and inexpensive availability of new components.

  • - an open protocol intended to permit the control and monitoring of home automation devices. The primary design goal of xPL is to provide a rich set of features and functionality, whilst maintaining an elegant, uncomplicated message structure. The protocol includes complete discovery and auto-configuration capabilities which support a fully "plug-n-play" architecture - essential to ensure a good end-user experience. xPL benefits from a strongly specified message structure, required to ensure that xPL-enabled devices from different vendors are able to communicate without the risk of incompatibilities. Communications between xPL applications on a Local Area Network (LAN) use UDP on port 3865. xPL development has primarily occurred in the DIY community, where users have written connecting software to existing protocols and devices. Some examples include bridges to other home automation protocols like Z-Wave and UPB. Commercially, the Logitech SqueezeCenter software for the Squeezebox supports xPL.

Home Assistant


  • Node-RED - a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click.


  • - a free node based "Open Source" (Apache 2.0 with Commons Clause) Workflow Automation Tool. It can be self-hosted, easily extended, and so also used with internal tools., an alternative to Zapier/




  • - a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on your home network that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. It supports Plugins, which are community-contributed modules that provide a basic bridge from HomeKit to various 3rd-party APIs provided by manufacturers of "smart home" devices.


  • - a custom firmware for ESP8285/ESP8266 based smart switches, lights and sensors. It uses the Arduino Core for ESP8266 framework and a number of 3rd party libraries.


  • Open Ag Toolkit - Precision Farm Management. Android software for agriculture management that improvs the way farmers are able to collect and use information.

  • Open Ag Toolkit - Precision Farm Management. We want to make it easier to manage farms by improving the way farmers are able to collect and use information. So, we're writing some simple, free, open-source mobile apps that sync across everyone on a farm through existing cloud services like Trello and Dropbox.

  • BuckyBox - powering your local food enterprise. We have built all of your daily operations into a simple to use web app that customers love and which saves you time. Bucky Box is open-source software, we charge for hosting only. Technical support is not included and billed separately.