30 Oct '14, 2am

Espruino Pico, Javascript on a USB Stick

Espruino Pico, Javascript on a USB Stick

There are probably very few official numbers for this, but web developers at least seem to outnumber the amount of people who regularly poke pins and registers with C. For them, the embedded world must be a scary and foreboding domain, full of bitwise operations and dynamic types. [Gordon] figured there was another way and built a Javascript interpreter for a microcontroller. The latest board built around this interpreter is up on Kickstarter , and its even smaller and more capable than his earlier version. This isn’t [Gordon]‘s first rodeo; last year he launched the (full-sized) Espruino , featuring an ARM Cortex M3 and his very own Javascript interpreter . The large-scale Espruino was a rousing success, and now he’s moving on to a smaller thumb drive-sized footprint for the Pico. The hardware is a bit better, relying on the ARM Cortex M4 STM32F4 with a bit more RAM, and ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/10/29/espruino-pico-javascript-o...

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