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Nuts & Volts Magazine (January 2006)

The “Blame It On CanadArm” Robotic Arm

By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  

As you know, the Space Shuttle often carries an extraordinary robotic arm in its payload bay. The arm, called the CanadArm in recognition of its origin, is Canada’s contribution to the Space Shuttle program. In my near space program, I often attempt to design near space versions of real space items. So, in recognition of the CanadArm, I have developed my version, the “Blame it on CanadArm.” In this article, I’ll describe how I constructed this arm.


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