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My Personal Goal

I get asked all of the time: "What is your goal for the FarmBot Project?" The question usually comes in two contexts. The first, is the context of the project at large, in which case I repeat back our Mission...

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FarmBot Becomes Shuttleworth Foundation Funded

We are very excited to announce that Rory Aronson, the FarmBot Project's inventor and organizer has been accepted into the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship Program! The foundation advocates for and funds only open-source projects, and their team is poised to make...

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FarmBot + Skynet Instant Messaging

FarmBot needs to be able to communicate with a cloud based server in order to receive instructions and to send back acquired data. SkyNet is an open communications platform and API for the Internet of things that allows us to...

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FarmBot Featured on WIRED

Today we are really excited to have an article about the FarmBot project on WIRED's website! Be on lookout for more great press coming soon! http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/02/farmbot/  

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Controlling FarmBot Stepper Motors

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Woo! We just got our custom Raspberry Pi and Arduino software to control our stepper motors! Check out this short video demonstrating the functionality! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="http://youtu.be/BQ48xvOactY" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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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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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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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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The TRAG Systems Era

For two and a half years from when I had the initial idea, FarmBot went by the name of TRAG systems, or Tracked Agriculture. During this time, I completed many hours of leg work including research, brainstorming, sketching, modeling, prototyping,...

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A Stroke of Genius

Hi! This is Rory, sharing with you the story of inspiration for the FarmBot project and how it got to where it is today. It all started my 3rd year of college (2011) while at Cal Poly in San Luis...

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