Homepage (engl. version now)

01. Okt, 2016 | Author: Achim Kern |

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.

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.

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.

PengoBrain XDK Version          SmartGarden

New since
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.

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.

New since 05.07.2016
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
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


New since 05.04.2016
Finally 10 WIO LINK Sensor Nodes - easy plug and play - have arrived and are connected to the smarthome


New since 21.03.2016
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

The Photon is a development kit for creating Wi-Fi connected products, and the spiritual sequel of the Spark Core. It's based on Broadcom's WICED architecture, and combines a powerful STM32 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller and a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip (the same one that's in Nest Protect, LIFX, and Amazon Dash).
Features and specs
Fits in a standard breadboard (with headers)
Surface mountable for machine assembly (without headers)
Backwards compatible with the Spark Core
FCC/CE/IC certified
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 01.03.2015
- Prototyp Sensor Nodes and IFTTT Modul

New since 06.02.2015
- Prototype Sensor Nodes in ABS boxes


New since 31.01.2015
- Infrarot implemented - Apple TV, Philips TV, HD-Receiver

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

LCARS Hollywood Connect - Homeautomation - SmartHome
YouTube & BoingsWorld

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

The 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 Verlag published.
Order book http://www.amazon.de (search Alaska und Hohl)
Travel Guide is available to all OS Systems - at no charge !

Dia-Archiv 3.02      Taran

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

PengoBrain GameScreen