Ever since I got my Bus Pirate it as really inspired me to step my game up. All my best projects take a lot of inspiration form the bus pirate (such as serial commands and syntax protocols ( no more 1 char to do a function and nothing else; its awesome to send true commands to the AVR to send custom commands every time instead of pre-defined ones.), also something big on my own projects is now always starting in a ‘safemode’ which disables any functions that could possibly destroy the target, stuff like that.)
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