The Bus Pirate gets a mention as one of Popular Science’s favorite advanced development tools!
This tool greatly simplifies prototyping. It can speak most common bus protocols, which allows me to play with new chips from a serial console or in software before building hardware around them
The Bus Pirate was in a great crowd. Other testing gear included a sound-pressure meter, a non-contact tachometer, and a logic analyzer. Thanks for the shout out Vin!