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Hello and welcome to our internet pages.
You will find here our multimedia travel guides and information brochures, games and complex applications. Most of our software is done with Hollywood.
Hollywood is a light-weight, but still powerful programming language that is just about two megabytes in size and does not require any external components. Hence, it is ideal for creating programs which run right out of the box. In fact, Hollywood programs will run perfectly from an USB flash drive without any prior installation whatsoever. The following platform architectures are currently supported by Hollywood: AmigaOS 3 (m68k) AmigaOS 4 (ppc) Android (arm) AROS (i386) Linux (arm) Linux (i386) Linux (ppc) Mac OS X (i386) Mac OS X (ppc) MorphOS (ppc) WarpOS (m68k/ppc) Windows (i386)
Surf at your leisure through our pages and download the provided programs to your favorite computer system and OS.
To support our developments, we would appreciate donations via PayPal forward for financing new projects.
Our current main
project is the
SMART HOME Hardware and Software Development
The connected home with its many
possibilities and the control of our daily lives has not yet enforced in
reality - but it's probably only a matter of time and it is very likely
that the reality our ideas will outstrip.
Connect a ArduinoMega as a gateway to Hollywood and your operating system. Call sensors, control your lights , appliances, heating etc. , send data to your website , receive push messages on your phone - everything is possible. On an tablet with Android or WinOS-10 a perfect and beautiful smart home control. Thanks to Hollywood Player- it is also available for OS4 , MorphOS , MacOS. The system is constantly being expanded with additional functions.
Alexa Skill SmartSensor is a another service which is now available. Ask Alexa about the humidity in your bathroom, the temperature on your terrace - what ever - perfect.
New since 13.04.2017
The Relayr Cloud has joined the LCARS SmartSensor and SmartHome today.
All Nodes are now able to provide and send data to this cloud.
New since 07.04.2017
The Logitech Harmony Hub has joined the LCARS SmartHome today.
Connected devices - activate TV, HD-Receiver, most everything etc. with Alexa and the LCARS SmartHome
New since 03.04.2017
Alexa has a new boy friend - the Bosch SmartHome 360° indoor cam.
Connected devices - talk via the Bosch cam with Alexa and the LCARS SmartHome - amazing...
Amazon Alexa has now access to our SONOS Sound System.
Start your favorite Radio Station, Music Playlist or activate the famous "RED ALERT".
New since 26.02.2017
3D-animated Avatar Amy with Amazon AWS Polly Voice Systen joins the LCARS SmartHome System.
New since 10.02.2017
Bosch XDK accoustic sound sensor implemented in LCARS SmartSensor application.
Amazon has now Alexa and the EchoDot2 delivered !
LCARS Hollywood SmartHome application is now able to communicate with Marlene to Alexa - that's amazing.
Also every command and function is now possible via a voice command.
New since 12.12.2016
XDK Cloud invasion has started - more and more THINGS coming online in the BOSCH IoT Cloud System.
Next milestone - LCARS Smarthome application now on Philips Ambilight TV and Iphone6 working together with AppleTV. The complete Smarthome on the TV can be controlled with an app on the IPhone6s.
We are on stand by for our first delivery of the amazon echo and amazon dot devices working with the LCARS Hollywood SmartHome application. We have a new app on the pebble watch running which can handle very easy all our devices now. Also we have made progress with the blynk app. Every room has its own screen and we have also one extra for the complete SmartHome. On this screen we are able to send commands directly to the LCARS Hollywood SmartHome application. So stay tuned ...
New since 01.10.2016
Actually running tests with the BOSCH XDK SensorBlock to play our Kid Game PengoBrain.
Walking and moves are normal - turn XDK in correct direction an Pengo jumps. In the higher levels we have jump points - to activate them pengo must use a magnet and activate the xdk magnet field sensor - we have tunnels - pengo needs here more light and must iluminate the light sensor to a defined level, sometimes Pengo has to watch for humidity level and must increase with breathing on the sensor .... and so on. So - i think that could all be pretty amazing to kids. https://youtu.be/JHgT07iDbZU
SmartGarden is another actually running project. The garden sensors send the data to the Hollywood SmartHome application and also to the devicebit.com sensor cloud. Here we can see them on their web page or easy also on your Handy.
New since 26.08.2016
From push buttons to e-panels, the development of technology keeps improving the way we interact with our surroundings. Since the advent of voice interaction technology, our life has truly become easier in many ways. We think we can take advantage of this technology, and achieve more with it – ReSpeaker provides an open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.
We are making ReSpeaker compatible with our previous project the Wio Link and the subsequent members of the Wio family the Wio Node and the Wio Core.
New since 16.08.2016
We have won the second place - silver medal - Bosch XDK Ideation Jam.
New since 25.07.2016
Wio Node - the smaller brother of Wio Link runs actually with solar powered LiPos in the LCARS Smart Garden.
We will participate with some projects done with an XDK soon.
New since 18.06.2016
Wio Node - the smaller brother of Wio Link will make his way to the Smart Garden and Smart Barn soon.
First tests with "self build garden sensor nodes" are running ...
New since 05.06.2016
The BOSCH BME280 Sensor has found his way to our smarthome sensor nodes.
This sensor is small in size and can provide humidity, temperature and pressure.
New since 13.04.2016
The BOSCH XDK 110 Sensor has now also found his way to our smarthome.
Bosch XDK 110 - use case in LCARS Hollywood ... - YouTube
Bosch XDK 110 sensor data on IPhone - YouTube
Finally 10 WIO LINK Sensor Nodes - easy plug and play - have arrived and are connected to the smarthome
The SmartHome is now able to communicate with a Pebble Watch. Switch on/off your lights for example.
New since 01.03.2016
Sunfounder Sensor Kit (37 different sensor types) now for all nodes available.
Perfekt - our SmartHome has now 5 nodes build with the brand new RedBearDuos and the RBLinks.
The RedBear Duo is a thumb-size development board designed to simplify the process of building Internet of Things (IoT) products. The Duo is software compatible with Broadcom WICED SDK and provides everything you need—Wi-Fi, BLE and a powerful Cloud backend, all in a compact form factor that makes it ideal for your first prototype, a finished product, and everything in between. The Duo contains both Wi-Fi and BLE capabilities. This means your project can communicate locally with Bluetooth enabled devices and can also connect to your local Wi-Fi network to interact with anything else on the web. The Duo is built around the Broadcom BCM43438, a Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n plus Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual Mode) combined chipset. They share the same 2.4GHz antenna and can run at the same time. This gives you the flexibility to utilize the most suitable wireless technology(s) for your project.
So far - ELEKTRA has now a second speech recognizer letting you use full-sentence voice commands.
MOVI™ is an easy to use speech recognizer and voice synthesizer. It is used with an Arduino board and provides an alternative to buttons, remote controls, or cell phones by letting you use full-sentence voice commands for tasks such as turning devices on and off, entering alarm codes, and carrying on programmed conversations with projects. It is programmed directly from the Arduino IDE.
New since 14.12.2015
Sonos sound system via gateway and WLAN integrated . Electra can now talk via the SONOS system.
Listen to your music collection and radio stations. Smart Home Wake Up in the morning now with Philips HUE and SONOS even more perfect.
New since 02.12.2015
Module SQL database created - all sensor data are now stored in addition to the .csv data files in sqlite3 database files. The database will be used within the smart home application for comfortable evaluating and visualizing information .
New since 02.11.2015
Blynk is a Platform with iOS and Android apps to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the likes over the Internet. It's a digital dashboard where you can build a graphic interface for your project by simply dragging and dropping widgets. It's really simple to set everything up and you'll start tinkering in less than 5 mins.
Particle Sensor Nodes can communicate via Blynk app now with the Smart Home - control and receive data - ditto the Arduino Gateway.
New since 11.10.2015
- Particle Photon - Sensor Nodes
Sensor Nodes communicate via WiFi and MQTT with the smarthome.
New since 30.08.2015
- Particle Photon - WiFi for everything
Features and specs
Fits in a standard
breadboard (with headers)
Surface mountable for machine assembly (without headers)
Backwards compatible with the Spark Core
STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3
Broadcom BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip
Open source hardware
New since 08.07.2015
- Voice Commands visualized with Elektra
New since 01.07.2015
- 433 MHz Sensor Nodes available
New since 10.05.2015
- Hollywood Player 6.0 SmartHome Chapter 001 hwa Datei online
New since 03.05.2015
- AmigaOS4 SmartHome Chapter 001 online
New since 28.04.2015
- Modul rooms with sensors and accessories implemented
New since 20.01.2015
- Philips HUE - (Bridge, Bulb, Living Whites, Living Colors) new symbols
- Sensor Nodes Data in csv. data files
New since 02.01.2015
- LCARS Homeautomation communicates with RF24 Sensor Network
- Sensor Nodes are sending Humidity, Temperature, Light, Motion, Smoke
New since 04.12.2014
- LCARS Homeautomation Hardware in a box
- Modul voice commands - COMPUTER - switch light on
New since 25.11.2014
- Swann Door Chime
New since 12.10.2014
- IFTTT Mode - door open - make snapshot - send prawl push msg
- Prawl PUSH Messages
- Philips HUE light system integrated ( lighting system with brilliant colors )
- Philips Living Lights integrated ( dimmable sockets )
- Sensors such as temperature, humidity , luminous intensity , volume, etc. on Arduino YUN implemented
- 433 MHz receiver / transmitter on ArduinoMega integrated
- Brennenstuhl outlets integrated , controlled manually and timings
- Motion detectors, door - window contacts integrated with RED ALERT
- EQ3 integrated MAX heating control ( read only currently )
- Wake-up program - gentle wake with HUE Lights , music and automatic coffee cooking
- MQTT - Machine-To-Machine - Protokoll publish/subscribe - Broker RaspberryPi
- INSTAR IP Cams integriert
- Weather online
- NIGHT Light Mode - dark blue light - nightlight to toilette
A report on LCARS Home Automation is to
appear in the Amiga Future Issue May , 2015. At the same time we have
started a course how you you can build a system yourself.
The part 1 of the course you can also read 116 in the Amiga
SpiderCave - first Arcade Game
Remove ladders and chase the spiders. Harvest the giant yellow eggs with a Power Beam. Collect parachutes in to get more equipment. Assemble the big transport rocket in the last level and leave the Spider planet.
USA Nationalparks West - a multimedia travel guide - still hard work
programs - and of course the multimedia CD's - you can order directly
from us and reflect. Just use the order form available here. Also in
many magazines - for example, AMIGA FUTURE you can get our freeware
software on CD or DVD. Hollywood , a multimedia -oriented programming
allows us now to create completely identical programs for all platforms
on a cross-compiler. We currently recycle repeatedly old classics and
new software with this compiler.
Hollywood software works on:
AmigaOS 3 (m68k) AmigaOS 4 (ppc) AROS (i386) Mac OS X (i386)* Mac OS X (ppc) MorphOS (ppc) WarpOS (m68k/ppc) Windows (i386) LINUX, Android. IPad2
MUI-Royale - MUI-GUI für alle Amiga Systeme und Android Versionen
The authors traveled since 1980 all 5 continents. In particular, North America has been repeatedly explored over a longer period per camper. In well over 200 000 driving kilometers we could collect a lot of information and experience, which we have introduced in our multimedia guides.
We currently place our USA National Parks Guide to new.
Alaska-Kanda (West) per Wohnmobil Schettler
Order book http://www.amazon.de (search Alaska und Hohl)
Travel Guide is available to all OS Systems - at no charge !
Adventure game Taran im Abenteuerland got awards from educators and teachers.
The game Klix got the german sharewareprize and was sold to the famous
Coktel Vision France and used in the software Addy-Lernreihe.
Game for Kids - PENGOBRAIN
fuer AmigaOS4, AmigaOS3, MorphOS , Windows7, Linux386, Android
new since 01.10.2016 - play it with the BOSCH XDK SensorBlock