The ESP8266 WeMos D1 Mini WiFi Dev Board is one of the newest iterations of the highly popular WeMos WiFi Dev Board, and has been drastically reduced in size while still offering almost identical features and functionality - with a few upgrades added into the design as well. It utilises the classic ESP8266 for effective WiFi communications, with a full complement of digital I/O pins to control LED Strips, servo motors, sensor arrays and many other modules and components over WiFi!
The WeMos D1 Mini is designed to be natively compatible with Arduino, and can be programmed or controlled via Arduino IDe and NodeMCU. This, in conjunction with the plethora of WeMos D1 Mini Tutorials that can be found online, makes this board not only multi-functional, but also very easy to use for beginners and veterans alike.
For more details on how to install the libraries and necessary files for this board, Innovative Tom has a very insightful and easy-to-follow YouTube Demonstration that covers most of the basics - with more advanced instructions found in the videos series Part 2, 3 and 4.
VCP Drivers - FTDI (ftdichip.com)