These almost magical little circuit boards offer you unbelievable flexibility for an almost endless number of projects. No need to solder anything, just use low cost Dupont cables that simply plug into rows of sockets on the board.
These particular boards Wemos D1 R1 Uno
work on a range of voltages and can also simply plug into a PC USB drive or work as a standalone device. But what about programming them? This is something users pick up very quickly if programming interests them in the first place. If you just want to get on with your project then you can buy third party sketches that simply upload straight into the Arduino boards built in memory which then becomes instantly programmed and ready to use, even if you disconnect them from their power supply. So you really don’t have to be a programmer unless you want to be one.