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Genesis and Genesis XL v1.7 are now in stock!
Genesis and Genesis XL v1.7 are now in stock!

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.


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


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.

Universal Tool Mounting

The FarmBot Genesis Universal Tool Mount (UTM) allows our top-of-the-line machine to mount and dismount a variety of lightweight tools — whichever one is appropriate for the task at hand (seeding, watering, weeding, etc). Using three neodymium ring magnets, tools are magnetically held in place during operation, but can be automatically dismounted in a toolbay and stored when not in use.

Once a tool has been mounted, FarmBot can power it up and communicate with it using the 12 gold-plated pogo pins inside the UTM. The stock connections include ground, 5v, 24v, as well as analog and digital I/O. Meanwhile, the remaining electrical connections are available for custom tooling such as specialized sensors or low power motorized implements. Additionally, the three liquid/gas ports provide water, vacuum air, and an expansion port for custom applications.

Best of all, because FarmBot is 100% open-source, you can download our CAD models to start designing your own compatible creations right away. Tools can be 3D printed and wired up with common electrical hardware in just an afternoon.

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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