The fact that this system has made a large number of successful large telescope mirrors, this system can only be viewed as a fine success. The following is a list of people I am aware of and their roles in the project as far as I understand it.
Skip Schaller -- He wrote the bulk of the software and directed what he did not do himself.
John Hill -- He laid out the design philosophy and collaborated with Skip on the overall design of the system -- and never hesitated to get his hands dirty and write CL scripts.
Dave Harvey -- He was involved with programming the Z80 based power panel controllers, as well as writing the "dculib" portion of the VxWorks software.
Alan Koski -- He wrote odisp and ograph, which are part of the mirror package.
Tom Trebisky -- He wrote several VxWorks drivers and the code for the 8751 rotation control computer. He is now involved in migrating the software from the sun/sparc systems to x86 linux systems.
There were a host of electrical engineers that designed electronics, as well as technicians who built boards and wired the oven. Larry Wilson, Vince Moreno, and many others. I don't know all these well as I have primarily been involved with the software.
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