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Micro Python: Python for microcontrollers

Posted on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in dev boards by DP

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Torsten came across an interesting project on Kickstarter called Micro Python by Damien George.  He writes:

It has some very nice new design ideas as well as a totally new way of dealing with uC. I often do prototyping of a certain algorithm in python because it is very easy to debug and test. After that, I go an implement it in the uC-architecture of choice.
Just think of that you could directly use the Python code.

In addition it is a very nice read about the internals of scripting
languages and what need to be considered to run them on a small architecture like a uC. The founder seems very knowledgeable about pythons internals. He rewrote many internals to optimize it for a uC environment. He managed to speed up the execution by tenfold and brings python execution time almost as close as its C equivalents!
Nonetheless, you can execute almost arbitrary python 3 code.

Via contact form. Thanks Torsten!

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3 Responses to “Micro Python: Python for microcontrollers”

  1. Jack says:

    I really look forward to being able to use Python in a micro when I want to try something out really quick. I’m not sure the development board will be the most useful to me, but the STM32F4-series has a lot of other options available for dev boards too. And there’s always the possibility of porting it elsewhere, too.

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