For this guide there's no special hardware you need to draw text on a display.  However you do need to have a pixel-based display of some sort (LED, TFT, NeoPixel--anything!) connected to your MicroPython board.  Check out the following guides for details on how to use a few pixel displays with MicroPython:

Follow the appropriate guide to setup the hardware and make sure you can draw pixels on the display with MicroPython before continuing.

Last updated on 2016-11-18 at 03.13.17 PM Published on 2016-11-11 at 04.41.36 PM