* Video switcher for the security system on the MX Missile Train
* Mechanical shuttered camera control system for high speed photography (back in the day)
* Multispectral camera control system (used to detect hydrogen fires around the shuttle engines)
* Laser range gating control systems (used in conjunction with low light level cameras to see through dust storms, etc.)
Primarily all done with Motorola and Zilog processors.
It's not real hard because you don't actually program it per se it's more like a series of waypoints and other structures that you add in an .xml file, among other formats to a special directory and the machine recognizes. I might have some links to pertinent sites if the hamsters ever start behaving.