Dear FarmBot supporters,
Today, the final day of February, we are incredibly excited to let you know that we started shipping out the first batch of 350 FarmBot Genesis kits!
This moment has been three and a half years in the making for us, and I am very proud of our small team for what we have accomplished. Huge thank you to Gabriel, Connor, Chris, Rick, and Tim for working so hard to develop this technology, and to Jacky and Jason (our primary manufacturing partners) for helping us to bring FarmBot into the real world.
And of course, thank you to all of our earliest backers for believing in this vision and trusting our company to deliver. Below is a photo of the first shipment on its way to our very first customer, my Mom!
Over the next few weeks we will continue to do final QA checks, packaging, and shipping. This process will take some time because it is only Gabriel and I working in the warehouse and we want to ensure each kit is in good order before we send it out. As soon as we create a shipping label for your FarmBot and pass it off to the carrier, you will receive an automated email with tracking information. Please be patient as we have a lot of orders to get through! If you have not yet verified your shipping address, please do so as soon as possible.
Production documentation and CAD release
We are still putting the finishing touches on the v1.2 documentation that everyone will use to assemble their kits. This will be the most comprehensive collection of guides we've published yet, and we're sure it will ease your assembly process. We're also preparing the production CAD files for public consumption, replication, and modification for all the people out there who want to build their own kit from scratch or dive deep into modifying their device. Both of these resources will be announced in a coming newsletter.
Here are some photos showing the final deliveries arriving at our warehouse:
Boxes upon boxes of FarmBot parts!
Final packaging boxes
The first fully packaged FarmBot!
We're all sold out! (sort of)
On January 7th we pre-sold the last FarmBot Genesis Kit as part of our first production run. That means that any pre-orders placed now and into the future will be part of our second production run and ship later. We're still working out the timeline for the second run, but a conservative ship date is in July. Pre-order your FarmBot