For quite some time when you buy FTDI FT232RL chips from shady suppliers you have a good chance of getting mysteriously buggy chip which only works with drivers 2.08.14 or earlier. We’ve got a pair of such FTDI FT232RL chips – one genuine and one fake and decided to check if there is an internal difference between them. On the following photo – left one is genuine, right one is fake. One can notice difference in marking – on genuine chip it’s laser engraved while on buggy it is printed (although this is not a universal distinguishing factor for other chips).
We source only genuine FTDI chips so not a problem for any Adafruit made products!
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.