@KHMan – Why do you regard this PIC32/MIPS chip a breakthrough? ARM microcontrollers with FPU and on-chip memory matching or exceeding these specs have been available for several years now. Loading eLua on a blank chip or a standard prototyping board usually involves setting up a C cross-compiler tool chain and purchasing an ICE – once you’ve done that you may as well program in C! The kickstarters provide simple, low cost, ready to go system that you can immediately start programming in the scripting language. There is a big step from a single chip to a two-chip board (although the latter can be amazingly low cost if the volume is sufficient). This is because a RAM interface needs a lot of pins which generally requires a BGA package which in turn requires a multi-layer PCB.
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