Tried yesterday for the first time the python REPL on a μcontroller board ( from but could have been or seeedstudio ) It's quite cool to interact live with APIs... If you know someone interested in learning how to code, physical computing is more engaging than computing matrices products! Robotic, home automation, dynamic lightning with addressable RGB LED strips are all fun projects!


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Don't like python? Ruby, Golang, lisp, rust, lua, ! (and of course C/C++) all now have embedded implementations. They don't necessarily have a REPL running on the board itself, so it's edit-compile-link-flash-run cycle still. One quirk though... lexical scoping in the REPL differs from Python (try pasting indented code into CircuitPython, you'll see...). And don't forget that interrupts aren't implemented (they are in ).


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