- "You there, get me the tuning stylus."
"No, no, no. I said the tuning stylus, you idiot!"
- ―8t88 asks Rol for a tuning stylus, but gets a testing probe instead
A testing probe was a kind of tool. After the droid informant 8t88 lost an arm on the moon Nar Shaddaa during the year 5 ABY, he attempted to repair himself after traveling to the moon Sulon for business related to the Galactic Empire. While attaching a new arm to his body, 8t88 asked his bodyguard Rol to hand him a tuning stylus, but instead received a testing probe, as Rol could not tell the difference between the two tools. 8t88 angrily discarded the testing probe and used the tuning stylus to install his new arm with.
Behind the scenesEdit
The ill-detailed testing probe first appeared in the 1998 novella Dark Forces: Rebel Agent, which was written by William C. Dietz. The nature of the probe was not explicitly defined, although due to the name it is arguably used for testing. The tool also briefly appears in Rebel Agent's audio drama adaption. However, it is not explicitly identified in the audio drama.