When I heard about the programmable microprocessor that runs Python 3 called the pyboard at Pycon a last week, I was naturally interested in investigating it as a possible tool for our robotics effort.
I ordered two pyboards, which arrived today. Here is a picture of one of them:
I searched up a quick tutorial on using it, and found Micro Python and pyboard - a Python running on a microcontroller scripts your electronics.
Here is a screen shot of one of the example scripts from this tutorial, which prints out value from the accelerometer on the board:
I have to stay focused on GIS programming and Firefox OS, but I have a friend interested in microprocessors who plans to explore this further.