For research laboratories, the use of commercial plant phenotyping systems is costly and often do not meet the requirements of the research project. As such, a small-scale plant imaging systems was developed for a biology research group at Washington University in St. Louis. A previous iteration of the device had been prototyped; however, several design requirements were not met, or were not mechanically efficient. Therefore, this paper proposes a second design consisting of a new bridge, trolley and canopy that can be transported easily by the user, and can be made with commercially available parts.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission


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