For the Makers out there – looking to get into hardware hacking, but you’re more comfortable in the software side of things? Specifically – do you love Python and want to start interfacing with physical things? Check out the pyMCU.
From the creator:
pyMCU was created with the idea of being a simple cost effective platform to interface between the computer and the physical world using python. The heart of pyMCU is a microchip PIC 16F1939offering 13 Digital IO Pins, 6 Analog IO Pins, 5 10-bit PWM Pins, and a 16 Pin Parallel LCD Interface. The USB Interface uses the industry standardFTDI USB to UART FT232Rchip. Drivers and python module are available for Windows, OSX, and Linux.