The scripted language allows you to work together with the hardware directly - querying and changing voltage levels and interacting with external components until you get everything just as you want it. According to their Kickstarter campaign page the Espruino Pico board can run for over 10 years on a single AA-sized 3v lithium cell.
- You don’t need to install complicated tools on your computer - everything you need is inside the Espruino Pico
- Changes take effect instantly, letting you iterate quickly to get the finished product that you want
- The interpreter provides a lot of built-in functionality, so for simple tasks you need to write a lot less code to get the job done
- It’s much easier to debug, as you can inspect and change variables while your code is running
- If you come back to a project a year after you made it, the chip will still contain your source code so you can easily tweak it (you can always obfuscate your code if you’re rather hide it)
The campaign gained its funding on Sunday 23rd November with 28 days still to run.