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Design of a leaf holder for real-time microscopy in the context of precision farming

Bosman, D.G.J. (2022) Design of a leaf holder for real-time microscopy in the context of precision farming.

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Abstract:The study at hand provides a look into the world of microscopy in precision farming. A subject that focusses on improving crop yields, and thus with ever increasing necessity to the population as well as scientific community of the world. The goal is to design a leaf clip that will be mounted onto a microscope. The leaf needs to be preserved during the research and should therefore remain unaltered. The study discovers that light and airflow should be able to reach the leaf in ample amounts to accomplish this. Furthermore, prototyping towards the final design was done iteratively based on user tests, using a 3D resin printer. Accordingly, an optimised design with transparent materials and sufficient open space is chosen. The resulting product is largely functional but with some major flaws in form and structural integrity. A conclusion is drawn based on these works and recommendations are given.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Plantenna Consortium, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:30 exact sciences in general, 48 agricultural science, 50 technical science in general, 51 materials science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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