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  • Gardening is an Act of Freedom
    April 10, 2020

    Gardening is an Act of Freedom

    "We can't fundamentally have freedom and autonomy and dignity and community power without some measure of control of our food systems," Penniman said. "I think this gardening interest arises from a visceral understanding of that truth." - NPRWe couldn't have made...

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  • Respecting your freedom
    February 7, 2019

    Respecting your freedom

    At FarmBot Inc, all of our functional work (hardware, software, and documentation) is licensed such that you have the freedom to: Use the work as you wish, for any purpose. Study the work, and change it so it functions as...

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  • Raising the bar of great documentation
    January 26, 2019

    Raising the bar of great documentation

    The importance of the README.md file in open-source software has been well known for years. But what happens when you go beyond software and begin to document your hardware, your community, and your business model too? In this talk at LCA...

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  • January 22, 2015

    Welcome to the Open-Source Future

    A common misconception I have heard when I tell people about the FarmBot Project is that being open-source rules out the possibility of making money. Plain and simple, that is absolutely not true. In my opinion, being open-source is the...

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  • September 19, 2013

    The FarmBot Whitepaper

    Published on September 19th, 2013, by Rory Landon Aronson, Read through to learn about the FarmBot technology and vision as well as details of FarmBot Genesis, the first FarmBot currently in development and slated for a crowdfunded launch in 2014. Email questions...

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  • July 24, 2013

    Precision Farming

    Agriculture equipment has been steadily becoming more accurate and precise with the advent of GPS autopiloting systems, short range radio location systems, and computer vision. All of these technologies are essentially augmenting the traditional free-driving tractor on wheels. Rather than...

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  • July 24, 2013

    Combining Efficiencies

    Food production is all about efficiency. How can I produce more food with less water, fertilizer, labor, etc? If we look at two farming paradigms, the monocrop and the polycrop, we can see where each one excels in efficiency, where...

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