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FarmBot in Education

See how students, teachers, and professors are using FarmBot as a STEM-based learning and research tool at universities and K-12 schools


At 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

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 oportunities 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