Pinguino is an Arduino formfactor compatible system, which means you can use the various Arduino shields on the market with this board. Pinguino uses Python instead of Java for its processing language, and is much more flexible. It is not limited to the 8-bit AVR microcontroller of Arduino. The open-source Pinguino IDE has GCC in the background and can support 8-bit PIC, 32-bit PIC32 (MIPS) and ARM7/Cortex-M3 microcontrollers. You can migrate your project easily between the different hardware platforms.
This board also is supported by MPIDE. See below for firmware and library links.
The PIC32-Pinguino board uses a PIC32MX440F256H 80MHz processor with 256K Flash and 32K RAM. It also takes Pinguino a step further, addressing issues brought up by Arduino and Pinguino users, and implementing features that have been on Arduino users' wish lists for years: