[ANN] Python and Embedded Systems -- a Success Story

George Belotsky python@openlight.com
Mon, 10 May 2004 18:30:42 -0400

Here is a story about the use of Python in an embedded development


The company being discussed is Carmanah Technologies Inc.; it designs
and manufactures a large variety of solar-powered LED lighting systems.

The story has a few unusual twists, from the Carmanah's beginnings (as
the navigation lights were failing on the founder's sailboat in the
middle of the Pacific) to the surprising usefulness of Python in a
microcontroller environment (where the target has just a few K of

A picture of a finished product that benefited significantly from the
use of Python is included.  There is also a photograph of the
prototype, interacting with a Python-based program.