The "Pulsinator Project"
The Pulsinator makes prototyping and troubleshooting much easier than it has been before. The Pulsinator emulates a PWM signal and allows control of a motor controller (Talon SR, Talon SRX, Victor, Jaguar) without the need for a control system (roboRIO). The original device was made by team member Aaron Nightingale and used throughout the season and helped fix numerous critical issues.
More information about the device and how to buy one is available here.