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FarmBot Express

The bot for everyone

Available in standard and XL sizes

All kits ship for FREE to US customers

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Setup takes just one hour


Tech Specs


Express v1.1

Express XL v1.1

Max machine area
(service area will be slightly less)
1.2m x 3m | 3.6m2 2.4m x 6m | 14.4m2
Max machine height
Max plant height
Raised bed interface
Rolls directly on wood
Percent pre-assembled
Time to assemble
1 hour
Silver anodized aluminum
Silver anodized aluminum
Plastic parts
UV stabilized gray ABS
Stainless steel and aluminum
Tool head
3-in-1 tool head
Interchangeable tooling
Automatic tool changing
24v powered tool support
Custom tool support
Integrated into tool head
Watering nozzle
Integrated into tool head
Integrated into tool head
Rotary tool
Soil moisture sensor
Soil temperature sensor
(software support coming soon)
IP67 rainproof USB Camera
Seed containers
2x seed troughs
Tool and seed slots
1x gantry seed trough holster
Raspberry Pi Zero W
CPU speed
1GHz single-core
512 MB
Real-time clock
Farmduino Express v1.1
Stepper drivers
4x TMC2130 integrated chips
4x NEMA 17 stepper motors
Rotary encoders
Closed-loop positioning
Stall detection
Yes, via driver chips
Solenoid valve
24V, normally closed
24V, diaphragm pump
LED light strip 1.2m length 2.4m length
Extra peripheral plugs
LED indicators
Push buttons
Yes (with 3rd party adapter)
Power supply
150W, IP67 waterproof
Input voltage
110 to 220V AC
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Express v1.1

Express XL v1.1

FarmBot software


You control and configure FarmBot using the free FarmBot web application at We expect to indefinitely offer free service adequate for home growing needs, though we may charge for commercial or industrial FarmBot usage, for FarmBots larger than 3m x 6m in area, for FarmBots growing large numbers of plants concurrently, for multi-bot/multi-user management, for advanced features, and/or for other increased account limits. You can always host the software on your own server if you do not want to use our service.

FarmBot warranty


We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality product. As we continue to develop FarmBot hardware and software, we will make changes. The final product that we ship to you may be different than the one shown in our videos, photos, documentation, and as described on our websites. If anything is damaged or defective, we will replace the parts free of charge within 30 days of delivery of the product. See our limited warranty for more information.

Support Policy

FarmBot requires basic computer and mechanical skills to install and operate. The majority of our customers do not require any technical support and are able to install FarmBot using the provided online materials. Initial setup will require several hours of configuration and learning to become completely operational. Please schedule adequate time to learn about the software and hardware systems.

While FarmBot is extremely customizable, we cannot provide support to customers that use unofficial parts or intend to use the device in ways it was not designed to operate. We provide limited troubleshooting and technical support for customers that require extra help with their installation. Free support is limited to 3 hours, is non-transferrable, and expires 24 months after purchase of a kit. Please read our full support policy for addditional details.

What you need to provide

FarmBot raised bed

Planter Bed

All FarmBots must be mounted to a raised bed or similar infrastructure. Neither materials for the bed nor soil are included with the kits because every installation will be different, and shipping lumber and soil would be prohibitively expensive.

FarmBot electricity


FarmBot must be plugged into a 110 or 220V outlet. The 30cm (1ft) power cord comes with a standard US 3-prong plug. You must connect this to your own extension cord if needed. Customers outside the US: you must provide a plug adapter if needed.

FarmBot water


FarmBot's water system has a 3/4″ female Garden Hose Thread (GHT) connection, meaning you can take a standard US garden hose and screw it into your FarmBot. You will need to provide a hose of the appropriate length.

FarmBot internet connection


FarmBot can only be controlled using the web app, so an internet connection is required. The Raspberry Pi has built-in WiFi, though you may need to reposition your WiFi router or install a repeater to ensure a reliable connection.

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