@alex-m1 : I think it could be a good school platform project, but it will take some time for community buildup.
I like the idea of it working with just a connection to the PC, even down to the command line capability.
For me as a dedicated bit banger of Atmel chips and home brew computers along with salvaging BBC B and Acorns of all types, I have been uninspired by the Raspberry Pi. It is probably just me, but the Pi has not got me going. This Micropython sits well with what I like to do with electronics, especially as it will sit on a breadboard.
Arduino boards are good and I await my Microduino kit with excitement ( another kickstarter project).
I will try to give both these boards a blog on how easy they are to use via EE-Times if Max or one of the other editors are interested?
Likewise I am not connected with Damien George but I do want to see good easy to use electonic kits available to the beginners in Electronics.
I had World War II government surplus electtronics, to play with as a kid growing up.
I was rubbish at academic studies, but could learn anything if I could work with it hands on, this gave me the chance I needed to get into electronics. I want to see other kids get the same start.
One interesting claim made by damien is that you can accelerate parts of your code to a speed pretty close to C. Another claim is that this fits some real time applications even thought this has a garbage collector.
If this all works out , this might an interesting platform for low/mid volume production. Maybe.