With the rise of ARM microcontrollers and development board we're seeing an increase in the use of Python for hardware tasks.
As its name implies, VIPER — or “Viper Is Python Embedded in Real-time” — makes it possible for Makers, interactive designers and IoT professionals to create their next connected project in Python for the most used microcontrollers, all in in real-time. Unlike other solutions that already exist today, this collection of products is compatible with all the 32bit ARM Professional and DIY microcontroller boards, like Arduino, UDOO, Particle, STM32 Nucleo.
Source: VIPER: Python IoT design suite is now available! | Open Electronics
Learn more at: http://paxinstruments.com/viper-python-iot-design-suite/