Adafruit is undoubtedly the most important company for Makers and IoT builders. Not only does Adafruit make high quality boards, they also supply the open source drivers we require to make these great components actually work. Given all that Adafruit does for us, its only fair that we pay a little more. While cheapo ESP32 boards can be purchased on Amazon for about $12 and you can find sketchy deals on AliExpress for as little as $6, the Adafruit Huzzah32 Feather Board is a pricey $20, but the build quality is excellent and it features a built in LiPo connection and charger.
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.