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FarmBot in Education

Over 500 educational institutions have integrated FarmBot into their curriculum - inspiring the next generation of farmers and empowering young engineers with capstone experiences and research opportunities like no other

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🎓 University

FarmBot at the university level can be used in a multi-generational, research-based fashion that engages undergraduate students, doc students, and faculty.

The powerful sequence editor, integrated camera, and farmware plugin system can be used to design experiments of any type, while precision movements along all three axes deliver repeatable results.


California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, California

Cal Poly has partnered with FarmBot since 2014 to provide design, engineering, entrepreneurship, and marketing projects to senior project teams.

“Partnering with Cal Poly has been a win-win-win. The students have the opportunity to work on a meaningful, real-world project; the university is better preparing students to enter the workforce; and FarmBot is able to bring inspired creative thinkers into our R&D process.”

Rory AronsonCEO, FarmBot Inc


Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Liberty University engineering senior design teams have partnered with FarmBot since 2019 to design and prototype new tool concepts compatible with the FarmBot Genesis universal tool mounting system.

“Engineering capstone teams from Liberty University have partnered with FarmBot to develop proof of concept designs for seeding and weed trimming. The teams were able to prove their designs are simple and functional, and they went above and beyond to create fun and engaging video commercials demonstrating their prototypes and the design process.

We look forward to the next innovation in FarmBot tool development with Liberty University!”

Marc RolandProject Lead

🏫 High School

FarmBot in high schools can provide a hands-on extracurricular technical project that inspires students to pursue further education in STEM fields such as electronics, mechanical engineering, robotics, and soil science.

West High School

Davenport, Iowa

Students at West High assembled and programmed a FarmBot Genesis v1.3 kit that will be used by students at Buffalo Elementary to bring fresh produce to the local Freight House Farmers Market.

“We try to keep the kids engaged, and also to prepare the students for the future”

Heidi GillilandPrincipal, Buffalo Elementary

🎒 Middle School

FarmBot in middle schools provides a cutting-edge, hands-on, and engaging project for students to learn a variety of STEM subjects. Plant science, coding, operation of CNC equipment, electronics, and hardware engineering just scratch the surface.

Because FarmBot can be operated entirely remotely, it can provide distance learning opportunities from computer labs or home.

Student engineers at West Hollow Middle School use FarmBot Genesis XL to practice coding and build the future of food together.

🍏 Elementary

FarmBot at elementary schools can inspire younger students to pursue STEM-based careers by connecting currciculum to real-world, hands-on problem solving.

The immediate feedback and instant gratification of programming sequences and pressing the RUN button keeps kids engaged and sparks creativity.

Elementary students and volunteers constructed their first FarmBot and connected it to a solar panel during the Solana Ranch Green Apple Day of Service.


Vex Robotics Club

Lamar County, Mississippi

Multiple student teams submitted FarmBot themed projects to the 2017 and 2018 Vex World Championship held in Louisville, Kentucky.

“The neatest thing happened when we were leaving the STEM room: we ran into the Discobots, another team whose project was on the FarmBot! The girls were in awe and this was the best part of their day. We took pics with the Discobots and their version of the FarmBot.”

Michelle CourtneyWarriorBots Purple Parent Chaperone, Lamar County Schools, Mississippi

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Open Educational Resources

Included with every FarmBot kit is access to our openly licensed and free to use educational resources for teaching FarmBot technology and related subject matter. Included are slide decks, lecture notes, activities, and full lesson plans - everything you need for a turnkey educational experience that meets Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

SEE THE CURRICULUM

Hardware

Mechanics, design, and material properties; using tools; reading and following technical documentation and assembly instructions; and electronics and wiring.

Software

Software basics; modularization; databases and data; APIs; and using the web app to control and configure FarmBot with the sequence builder, regimen builder, and farm designer.

Farming

Plants and their nutritional and medicinal properties; soils; the environment; and agricultural techniques, history, and impacts.

Sustainability

Climate change; the water cycle; the carbon cycle; impacts of agriculture; carbon footprint of FarmBot; lifecycle analysis of FarmBot; powering FarmBot with solar; using collected rainwater with FarmBot; food miles travelled; carbon intensity of various foods.