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Our Hardware

Only the highest quality components

Aluminum Extrusions

FarmBot's primary structural elements - the extrusions, plates, and brackets - are made of corrosion resistant aluminum to last a lifetime. Each piece is sandblasted and clear anodized to provide a premium quality look and feel.

Plates and Brackets

Our plates and brackets are stamped and machined out of high grade aluminum alloys. Then they are tumble polished to remove burrs, sandblasted to remove surface defects, and anodized to achieve a premium aesthetic and feel.

Plastic Parts

Injection molded with a tough UV resistant ABS. The neutral gray finish looks professional without standing out in the garden.

Electronics

Our custom Farmduino electronics board features a dedicated processor for monitoring the rotary encoders at high speed, while the Raspberry Pi 3 serves as the web-connected brain.

"The electronics box features five LED push buttons and four LED indicator lights to give you more control. E-stopping, turning on lights, or initiating a demo are just some the possibilities."

Rory AronsonCEO of FarmBot Inc

Motors

FarmBot is powered by four NEMA 17 stepper motors. With Genesis kits, each motor comes with a pre-mounted and tested rotary encoder for closed-loop feedback control.

Interchangeable Tooling

The Universal Tool Mount (UTM) allows our top-of-the-line Genesis machines to mount and dismount a variety of lightweight tools — whichever one is appropriate for the task at hand.

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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.

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Soil Sensor

By measuring the moisture content of the soil at each plant's location, FarmBot can water crops more efficiently. Coming soon is the ability to measure soil temperature to detect the risk of germination failure.

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Rotary Tool

Powered by a 24 volt DC motor and featuring interchangeable implements and an adjustable motor angle, the rotary tool allows FarmBot to perform light duty weed whacking, soil surface milling, and drilling operations.

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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 for working with all seed sizes.

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Seed Bin

The seed bin offers a large basin that can hold larger seeds (Squash, Pumpkin, etc) or a high quantity of one type of seed.

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Seed Tray

The seed tray is suitable for planting many different crops or when the number of seeds per location needs to be strictly controlled.

Watering Nozzle
Soil Sensor
Rotary Tool
Seed Injector
Seed Bin
Seed Tray

The Nuts and Bolts

All fasteners are made of stainless steel, allowing them to stand up to the outdoor environment without rusting or corroding.

100% Open-Source

Inspect, modify, and use for any purpose

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