Video from OSHUG #32 - Embedded ScriptingFollow article
Programming a microcontroller with Lua
Lua is one of those technologies that you don't hear about an awful lot, but which it turns out is used in far more things than you would have ever imagined. A lightweight language and easy to embed, uses for Lua include scripting in video games, the user interface for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and the web admin interfaces of many DSL routers.
We were fortunate to be given an introduction to Lua from Justin Cormack, who happens to organise meetings for London Lua. In addition to which we had one of the key contributors to the project in the audience, who was only too happy to answer some of the more complex questions.
Micro Python — Python for Microcontrollers
Damien George introduced another incredibly successful Kickstarter-funded project, the Micro Python board. Once again this benefited from an implementation of a familiar scripting language, that had been optimised for use with microcontrollers.
In the questions at the end here was a brief discussion about why Damien had chosen to use a particular contract manufacturer for the board, which provided a few insights and considerations which may be useful for others who wish to set up manufacturing for their own projects.