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NEW: FarmBot Express and Genesis MAX | Pre-order during Black Friday/Cyber Monday to save BIG
NEW: FarmBot Express and Genesis MAX

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Express and Genesis MAX

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At 18m long, FarmBot Express MAX and Genesis MAX are the largest FarmBots we've ever made. Suitable for small commercial farming, cutting edge research, and gardening on a massive scale

Pre-order during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday launch event to save big!

Drag and Drop Farming

Graphically design your farm by dragging and dropping plants into the map. The game-like interface is learned in just a few minutes so you’ll have the whole growing season planned in no time.

Farm from Anywhere

The FarmBot web app can be loaded on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with a modern web browser, giving you the power to manage your garden from anywhere at any time.

Using the manual controls, you can move FarmBot and operate its tools and peripherals in real-time. Scare birds away while at work, take photos of your veggies, turn the lights on for a night time harvest, or simply impress your friends and neighbors with a quick demo.

Completely Customizable

Our easy-to-use sequence editor allows you to completely customize the way your FarmBot operates. With new support for variables, you can spend less time configuring and more time enjoying the fruits of your FarmBot's labor.

Best of all, no coding is required; simply drag and drop basic commands into your desired order, adjust the parameters, and save.

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Setup as fast as one hour

Premium Hardware

We've gone through great lengths to design, manufacture, and source only the highest quality components for our kits.

And because everything is made from aluminum, stainless steel, and UV resistant ABS, FarmBot will last for years in outdoor environments.

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Easy and fun to assemble

FarmBot Express and Express XL come 95% pre-assembled in a single box. This makes setup a breeze, even for non-technical people. Meanwhile, Genesis kits are fun DIY projects for students and makers alike. All bots include the required assembly tools.

The Nuts and Bolts

Drivetrain

All FarmBots are powered by four powerful NEMA 17 stepper motors, GT2 timing belts and pulleys, and a stainless steel precision leadscrew.

Electronics

Our custom electronics feature TMC2130 stepper drivers with built-in stall detection and Raspberry Pi computers for web connectivity.

Plates and Brackets

Stamped and machined out of 6061 aluminum, our plates are tumble polished, sandblasted, and anodized to achieve a premium aesthetic.

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We've shipped over 1,000 FarmBots worldwide

Where will you grow?

In class

Over 400 educational institutions have purchased FarmBot kits to engage and inspire the next generation of farmers, engineers, plant scientists, and coders.

By tapping into our global community of schools, universities, DIYers, and professionals, your students will gain first hand experience working in a 21st century collaborative development workflow. Join us and bring this cutting-edge STEM-based learning and research experience to your students.

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What you can grow

FarmBot is well suited to growing a polycrop of many common garden veggies at the same time. Crops we've had success with include Bok Choy, Lettuces, Radish, Beets, Chard, Arugula, Broccoli, and much more.

By placing vining and other indeterminate crops near the ends of the bed and training them outwards, you can easily double or triple the area your plants can utilize while still being maintained by the FarmBot.

Yield

By our estimations, FarmBot Express and FarmBot Genesis can grow all of the veggies needed by one person, continuously, for less cost after roughly 2 years than shopping at the average US grocery store. Meanwhile, our XL bots can serve a family of four with an ROI period as short as 1 year.

Which FarmBot is right for you?

Size Comparison

Express, Express XL, and Express MAX

Genesis, Genesis XL, and Genesis MAX

All kits ship FREE to US customers

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Tech Specs

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Express v1.0

Genesis v1.5

Size 1.2m x 3m | 3.6m2 | Express
2.4m x 6m | 14.4m2 | Express XL
2.4m x 18m | 43.2m2 | Express MAX
1.5m x 3m | 4.5m2 | Genesis
3m x 6m | 18m2 | Genesis XL
3m x 18m | 54m2 | Genesis MAX
Max machine height 1.5m 1.5m
Max plant height 0.5m 0.5m
Raised bed interface Rolls directly on wood Aluminum extrusion tracks
Percent pre-assembled 95% 25%
Time to assemble 1 hour 20-25 hours
Extrusions Silver anodized aluminum Silver anodized aluminum
Plates Silver anodized aluminum Silver anodized aluminum
Plastic parts UV stabilized gray ABS UV stabilized gray ABS
Hardware Stainless steel and aluminum Stainless steel and aluminum
Tool head 3-in-1 tool head Universal tool mount
Interchangeable tooling No Yes
Seeder Integrated into tool head Yes, as interchangeable tool
Watering nozzle Integrated into tool head Yes, as interchangeable tool
Weeder Integrated into tool head Yes, as interchangeable tool
Soil moisture sensor None Yes, as interchangeable tool
Soil temperature sensor None Included with moisture sensor
Custom tool support None Yes
Camera IP67 rainproof USB Camera IP67 rainproof USB Camera
Seed containers 2x seed troughs 2x seed troughs
2x seed trays
1x seed bin
Tool and seed slots 1x gantry seed trough holster 1x gantry seed trough holster
2x 3-slot toolbays
3x 1-slot toolbays (XL and MAX only)
Computer Raspberry Pi Zero W Raspberry Pi 3 B
Real-time clock Yes Yes
Microcontroller Farmduino Express v1.0 Farmduino v1.5
Stepper drivers 4x TMC2130 integrated chips 5x TMC2130 integrated chips
Motors 4x NEMA 17 stepper motors 4x NEMA 17 stepper motors
Rotary encoders None Included
Stall detection Yes, via driver chips Yes, via encoders
Closed-loop positioning No Yes, via encoders
Solenoid valve 24V, normally closed 24V, normally closed
Vacuum 24V, diaphragm pump 24V, diaphragm pump
LED light strip Included, 1.2m or 2.4m length Included, 1.5m or 3m length
Extra peripheral plugs None 2x extra plugs
Push buttons E-stop E-stop
Unlock
3x user customizable
LED indicators None Sync
Connection
2x user customizable
Power supply 150W, IP67 waterproof 150W, IP67 waterproof
Input voltage 110 to 220V AC 110 to 220V AC
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Software

You control and configure FarmBot using the free FarmBot web application at my.farm.bot. We expect to indefinitely offer free service adequate for home growing needs, though we may charge for commercial or industrial FarmBot usage, for FarmBots larger than 3m x 6m in area, and/or for FarmBots growing large numbers of plants concurrently. You can always host the software on your own server if you do not want to use our service.

Warranty

We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality product. As we continue to develop FarmBot hardware and software, we will make changes. The final product that we ship to you may be different than the one shown in our videos, photos, documentation, and as described on our websites. If anything is damaged or defective, we will replace the parts free of charge within 30 days of delivery of the product. See our limited warranty for more information.

What you need to provide

Planter Bed

All FarmBots must be mounted to a raised bed or similar infrastructure. Neither materials for the bed nor soil are included with the kits because every installation will be different, and shipping lumber and soil would be prohibitively expensive.

Electricity

FarmBot must be plugged into a 110 or 220V outlet. The 30cm (1ft) power cord comes with a standard US 3-prong plug. You must connect this to your own extension cord if needed. Customers outside the US: you must provide a plug adapter if needed.

Water

FarmBot's water system has a 3/4″ female Garden Hose Thread (GHT) connection, meaning you can take a standard US garden hose and screw it into your FarmBot. You will need to provide a hose of the appropriate length.

Internet

FarmBot can only be controlled using the web app, so an internet connection is required. The Raspberry Pi has built-in WiFi, though you may need to reposition your WiFi router or install a repeater to ensure a reliable connection.