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 Nov 18, 2016 Published on Nov 11, 2016