This is FarmBot Genesis XL

This is

FarmBot Genesis XL

Expected to ship late 2019

FarmBot Genesis and Genesis XL are the largest, most advanced, and most customizable FarmBots we offer.

Features and Functions

DIY and Customizable

FarmBot Genesis and Genesis XL are flexible DIY platforms for experimentation and modification. Have an idea for a new tool? 3D print it and load it into the toolbay!


Farmduino v1.5 includes Trinamic TMC2130 stepper drivers with built-in stall detection, a co-processor for monitoring the rotary encoders, and five full-power peripherals.

Interchangeable Tooling

The Genesis Universal Tool Mounting system features 12 electrical connections, three liquid/gas lines, and magnetic coupling to support a wide variety of tools.

Included Tools

Seed Injector

Powered by a 24 volt vacuum pump, the seed injector can precisely position seeds in the ground with millimeter accuracy. Interchangeable luer lock needles allow you to work with both small and large seeds.

Watering Nozzle

Coupled with a solenoid valve, this tool allows you to precision water your plants with a gentle shower. The two-piece design allows custom spray patterns by 3D printing your own lower half.


Stomp out weeds before they become a problem with this customizable weeding tool. Blades and spikes come standard, though you can experiment with corkscrews and other implement designs.

Soil Sensor

By measuring the moisture content of the soil, FarmBot can be configured to take care of your crops in more water-efficient ways. For example: it can avoid watering after a rain.

Seed Containers

The included seed bin holds large amounts of one type of seed, while the trays are suitable for planting many different crops or when the number of seeds per hole needs to be strictly controlled.


FarmBot’s built-in waterproof camera can take photos of your plants and soil in order to track plant growth, detect weeds, and one day identify pests, disease, and fruit ripeness.

All kits ship for FREE to US customers

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Tech Specs

Genesis v1.5

Genesis XL v1.5

Max machine area 1.5m x 3m 3m x 6m
Max service area 1.4m x 2.9m 2.9m x 5.9m
Max machine height 1.5m 1.5m
Max plant height 0.5m 0.5m
Raised bed interface Aluminum extrusion tracks Aluminum extrusion tracks
Percent pre-assembled 50% 50%
Time to assemble 18 hours 20 hours
Extrusions Silver anodized aluminum Silver anodized aluminum
Plates Silver anodized aluminum Silver anodized aluminum
Plastic parts UV stabilized gray ABS UV stabilized gray ABS
Hardware Stainless steel and aluminum Stainless steel and aluminum
Tool head Universal tool mount Universal tool mount
Interchangeable tooling Yes Yes
Seeder Yes, as interchangeable tool Yes, as interchangeable tool
Watering nozzle Yes, as interchangeable tool Yes, as interchangeable tool
Weeder Yes, as interchangeable tool Yes, as interchangeable tool
Soil moisture sensor Yes, as interchangeable tool Yes, as interchangeable tool
Soil temperature sensor Included with moisture sensor Included with moisture sensor
Custom tool support Yes Yes
Camera IP67 rainproof USB Camera IP67 rainproof USB Camera
Seed containers 1x seed bin
2x seed trays
1x seed bin
2x seed trays
2x seed troughs
Tool and seed slots 2x 3-slot toolbays 1x gantry seed trough holster
2x 3-slot toolbays
3x 1-slot toolbays
Computer Raspberry Pi 3 B Raspberry Pi 3 B
Real-time clock Yes Yes
Microcontroller Farmduino v1.5 Farmduino v1.5
Stepper drivers 5x TMC2130 integrated chips 5x TMC2130 integrated chips
Motors 4x NEMA 17 stepper motors 4x NEMA 17 stepper motors
Rotary encoders Included Included
Stall detection Yes, via encoders Yes, via encoders
Closed-loop positioning Yes, via encoders Yes, via encoders
Solenoid valve 24V, normally closed 24V, normally closed
Vacuum 24V, diaphragm pump 24V, diaphragm pump
LED light strip Included, 1.5m length Included, 3m length
Extra peripheral plugs 2x extra plugs 2x extra plugs
Push buttons E-stop
3x user customizable
3x user customizable
LED indicators Sync
2x user customizable
2x user customizable
Power supply 150W, IP67 waterproof 150W, IP67 waterproof
Input voltage 110 to 220V AC 110 to 220V AC


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, and/or for FarmBots growing large numbers of plants concurrently. You can always host the software on your own server if you do not want to use our service.


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.

What you need to provide

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 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'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 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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