Blog

FarmBot Shoutout at the Open Hardware Summit

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Thanks to our friend Tristan Copley Smith for mentioning the FarmBot and OpenFarm projects in his talk at the 2014 Open Hardware Summit! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="http://vimeo.com/110682816" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Read now

Genesis V5 Documentation is Complete

I've admittedly got a little behind on my documentation and will be catching up over the next week. Today I finished up the documentation for FarmBot Genesis V5 Hardware, or at least what is worth documenting! This round begins to...

Read now

The FarmBot Web App Manual Control Page

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] We've been working hard on the design of the manual control page of the FarmBot web app and we want to show you what we've been up to. As we learn more...

Read now

FarmBot Sequence Builder and Web App Roadmap

As the FarmBot hardware continues to improve and we polish up the core functionality of our embedded codebases, it is time to start looking at how users will use their hardware in meaningful and fully configurable ways. We have decided to...

Read now

FarmBot: Live

Here is a stream of the latest FarmBot V6 hardware! This setup is in my laundry room next to a window and I am able to manually control it from our web application at my.farmbot.cc. Note, you may see a...

Read now

Website Revamp

We just updated our website to have a modern, non-hacked together theme! We're now able to easily add fancy animations, image sliders, full screen video backgrounds, and more. We're hoping that you find it to be more visually appealing, professional,...

Read now

FarmBot Genesis V5 Universal Tool Mount Overview

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Check out this video overview of the V5 Universal Tool Mount! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="http://youtu.be/JIVe0dvgx6w" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Read now

Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship Year 1 Application

As the November 1 deadline approaches for applying/re-applying for the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship, I am looking back on the application that I sent in nearly 1 year ago allowing me to start a fellowship back in March. What an amazing opportunity...

Read now

The FarmBot Open Value Network

How might we build FarmBot into a business that is open, transparent, equitable, and scalable? An Open Value Network is a framework in which a network of people can collectively create value under an agreement where each contributor has the opportunity to be...

Read now

Contemplating Using Gratipay

I've recently come across a service called Gratipay. In essence, one can pledge to give money each week to people or teams for the work they are doing. What makes it interesting is that it is all based on having...

Read now

Hardware Monetization Strategies

In the last blog post, I outlined our reasons for and potential paths to commercialization concluding that it is commercialization, or monetization, that is a necessary component to bootstrap the FarmBot Project towards community sustainability. In this blog post are strategies that could...

Read now