This work is being done as an outside of work free time project. As such I wanted to keep a clean development environment separate from my other home / work computers. So I have setup a laptop for my spark development. And I am enough of a geek that I call it my "SparkStation".
This is a Dell Latitude laptop, which I picked for a few reasons
I am running Windows 7 RC on it, because well Win 7 is just cool :)
In addition to the dev laptop I have on hand various electronics equipment, logic analyzer, O Scope, soldering station (through hole and SMD), multi meters. Yes plural, I buy the $3 meters at Harbor Freight when they are on sale. Handy for wiring into things when debugging motors. I will call out things and how / why I used them as time goes on.