I see you figured out how to delete you post
Sorry I missed welcoming you before, so I'll take the chance to do it now: glad to see you here and already asking good questions.
For manipulating data at the packet/frame level, it's hard to beat Scapy. There are some other great tools for playing with 802.11 and ethernet like Ettercap, Aircrack, and Kismet. You'd probably have a fun time with those.
Additionally, you can capture wireless traffic with wireshark and filter it out to just see probes. I've also used things like Kismet to just discover what clients were in an area and watch their probes to see where they've been or were likely to go hang out. A machine with probes for the local Uni network, the Uni coffee shop, and 2 off campus coffee shops and a couple of airports likely indicates an out-of-state student, for instance.