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  • June 13, 2014

    FarmBot - Now Online

    Today the software development team hit a big milestone: bringing FarmBot online and controllable via the web browser. Our software uses the SkyNet.im platform to open up a web socket between the user's browser and the device itself. This allows...

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  • April 9, 2014

    The FarmBot Foundation

    Some people with eagle eyes may have noticed the footer of this website reading: "© 2013-2014 The FarmBot Foundation." What exactly is the FarmBot Foundation you may be asking? Well, it is my envisioned non-profit legal entity that will function...

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  • March 27, 2014

    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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  • March 3, 2014

    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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  • February 24, 2014

    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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  • February 24, 2014

    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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  • January 20, 2014

    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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  • 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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  • July 24, 2013

    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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  • July 24, 2013

    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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