I'm working on a macOS 10.15.2.
I know enough programming to be dangerous, but know limited about hardware or electronics. I'm also new to arduino.
I have an arduino uno and when I plugged this into the USB port of my mac, I could see it in the tools > port. However, when I plugged in my ESP8266 D1 mini in the USB port via a micro-B USD jack, nothing appears in the tools > port options.
Reading the troubleshoot, it appears as though the arduino uses standard drivers. However, other Arduino boards use FTDI drivers to communicate with the FTDI chip on the board. I therefore tried to instal the FTDI drivers following the user guide. Unfortunately, after I restarted, I still could not see the ESP8266 appear in the tools > port section.
Through this, I also saw that I could click on about this mac > system report, scroll to USB and the new driver should be there. It is not.
I'm a little lost now as I can't seem to communicate with the ESP8266 unless I can connect it to a serial port!
Any help is greatly appreciated. Let me know if there is any detail that I may have missed that may assist.