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The FarmBot Gantry

Rigid and lightweight, the FarmBot Gantry is constructed from durable aluminum extrusions and 3mm thick connecting plates. Coupled with powerful NEMA 17 stepper motors, the system can precisely position tools in the XYZ space with millimeter accuracy.

FarmBot V7

The Universal Tool Mount

Sensors, drills, nozzles, seed injectors, and more. FarmBot’s Universal Tool Mount provides 12 electrical connections and six liquid or gas lines that can support any tool you can imagine. Tools are magnetically coupled allowing FarmBot to automatically select the right tool for the job.

V7 Universal Tool Mount Top
V7 Universal Tool Mount Bottom

Control FarmBot from the web

Setup, customize, and control FarmBot from your web browser. There is no special software to install or update. Simply visit my.farmbot.cc from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to get started.

Farm Designer

Drag & Drop

Graphically design your farm or garden by dragging and dropping plants into the map view. Our game-like interface can be learned in just a few minutes with the on-screen tutorials so you’ll be growing veggies in no time.

The map view automatically spaces your plants appropriately, applies default grow settings, and creates a schedule of operations for each plant’s lifetime.

Ready to get more advanced? You can customize every grow setting to your exact specifications for that perfect vine-ripe tomato.

Sequence Builder Soft Colors

Sequence Building

Want to hack your watering nozzle to have a powerwashing mode for removing bugs? Did you design and build a specialized weed removal tool?

With the Sequence Builder, you can quickly and easily create custom sequences of operations to take full advantage of your hardware – no programming is required. Simply drag and drop basic operations and other sequences together, adjust the parameters to your liking, and save.

DSS Configuration

Perfectly Optimized

The Decision Support System adjusts water, fertilizer, and pesticide regimens; seed spacing, timing, and more based on soil and weather conditions; sensor data, location, and time of year.

Manual Control

Manual Control

The Manual Control page allows you to move the device and operate it’s tools in real-time. Next time friends are over, pull out your phone for a quick demo!

Built for makers, hackers, and DIYers

FarmBot ships with the most common electronics of the DIY world: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ and the Arduino Mega 2560. These open-source platforms work seamlessly with the FarmBot software right out of the box and each are backed by a thriving community that can help you hack.

Raspberry Pi Model B+

Raspberry Pi B

Arduino Mega 2560

Arduino Mega

In addition to these boards, FarmBot uses the popular RAMPS shield and Pololu stepper drivers to power its NEMA 17 stepper motors and the Universal Tool Mounting system.

Best of all, FarmBot is 100% open-source

Join our team in pioneering a new paradigm of farming. All of our software, hardware plans, and documentation is free for you to download and improve upon. Together we can take back ownership of our food, localize production, and optimize our processes to feed the next billion people sustainably.

Our Vision

Create an open and accessible technology aiding everyone to grow food and to grow food for everyone.

Our Mission

Grow a community that produces free and open-source hardware plans, software, data, and documentation enabling everyone to build and operate a farming machine.

Hardware

Engineers, inventors, and garage tinkerers: Join the discussion in our forum; share your designs on our wiki; and begin building, hacking, and farming with FarmBot!

Software

Wiring, Ruby, Rails, and MongoDB. We need software developers of all types to help with our frontend, backend, and embedded code bases. Fork us on GitHub.

Donate

Donate now to the FarmBot Project and consider it an investment in humanity – every contribution brings us closer to our vision. Thank you to all of our sponsors, we couldn’t be here without you!

Coming to Kickstarter in 2015