Here’s a tutorial page for the FTDI friend with some information on drivers and files, we also include a little hack on using an FTDI chip as a slow but functional AVR programmer. If you’re in a pinch and need to program an Arduino bootloader but don’t want to replace the drivers and avrdude, this will work with just a single wire soldered on… FTDI Friend – Breakout Board+ (tutorial)
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.