Publication Date

Summer 8-17-2017

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

This document presents the design for a device to assist scientists at the Danforth Plant Science Center with gathering images of root systems. This report describes the rationale and the methodology behind the design decisions made based on customer needs gathered from an in-depth interview and consistent collaboration with the customer. Final changes we made once the prototype was made and the engineering analysis had been completed. Enclosed are all concept and final drawings of the project.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)


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