Yes this is for me the true Python to embed. The community of Python developers that are working on the sofware are truly awsome.
However I missed another Kickstarter with Spark which I like and had to buy from CPC/Farnell when it when mass production. Internet enabled at chip level brings the inetrnet of things a bit closer to the DIY projects.
I suspect that Dameon George the MicroPython owner might be open to a Blog on EE-Times and who knows ther might be a sample for Max if it got a good feed back?
I received my MicroPython board, too, but haven't had time to play with it yet. I'm interesting in comparing it against comparable boards (e.g. TI Connected LaunchPad, ST Nucleo, ST Discovery) and comparably priced boards (e.g. RPi, BeagleBone).
It's a cute board, but when you can get a RPi for $25/$35 and a BeagleBone for $45/$55, it becomes more of a niche board.
I think the real potential for MicroPython doesn't come from using the board, but from porting it to your own designs (e.g. a full custom design using a STM32F4), which should be possible since it's open source.
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