I think I’ve found one of the coolest Python projects to date, its called PyMissile and is a Python script which can control a Marks & Spencer USB Missile Launcher on Linux.
PyMissile is written by Scott Weston and he has some videos of his missile launchers being simultaneously controlled by PyMissile. What is even cooler, is that Scott says he has implemented motion detection sentry functionality using a webcam and can also control his missile collection remotely via XML-RPC.
If you’re interested, check out the Python source code. I certainly haven’t grokked Python but the Python language is so readable that it’ll make sense to most people.