Publication Date

Fall 2015

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

From a high school biology class to a small research facility, this machine will cheaply (relative to its competitors) automatically pour a layer of agar into a large number of Petri dishes in order to grow bacteria micro-cultures. Designed to be powered within a fume hood, the user simply needs to open up the containment facility, insert stacks of Petri dishes, and pour in a batch of premade agar. Within the hour, approximately 120 Petri dishes should be layered and ready for further experimentation.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)