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MAPLE: a Modular Automated Platform for Large-scale Experiments, a low-cost robot for integrated animal-handling and phenotyping

Tom Alisch1, James Crall1,2, Dave Zucker3, Benjamin de Bivort1,3

1 — Center for Brain Science and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

2 — Planetary Health Alliance, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

3 — FlySorter, LLC, Seattle, WA, USA.

Manuscript PDF
Pre-print at bioRxiv

MAPLE hardware

Hardware repository on GitHub Contains CAD files for MAPLE and its components, drawing files for laser- and waterjet-cut parts, stl files for 3d-printed parts, and PCB files.
Bill of materials Google spreadsheet of MAPLE bill of materials — with part numbers, prices, quantities etc of MAPLE's components.
Build instructions MAPLE build instructions google doc, with instructions to help you assemble your own version of MAPLE.

MAPLE software

Software repository on GitHub Contains config files, low-level MAPLE control python control files, module class files, MAPLE-specific Smoothie Board firmware, and example experimental scripts.

Experimental data and analysis scripts

Zenodo repository Archive .zip file containing experimental data acquired by MAPLE (in .mat format) and analysis and plotting scripts for producing the data presented in the preprint (.m MATLAB files). Readme.txt in the archive file provides more extensive explanations of the subdirectories and individual files.