Hoping to reinvent the way food is grown, Rory ·Alonsen (Rory Aronson)
Developed the first open source CNC farming machine.
FarmBot Genesis, which is currently accepting reservations, can plant seeds and then water them accurately.
FarmBot was designed with the Maker community in mind, by Arduino Mega 2560, RAMPS 1.
4 Shield, NEMA 17 stepper motor and Raspberry Pi 3 drive.
The three-axis machine adopts linear guide rails in the X, Y and Z directions, which can accurately locate tools such as seed injectors, sprinklers, sensors and weeding equipment.
What is impressive is that FarmBot can grow various crops in the same area at the same time.
The universal tool mount has 12 electrical connections, 3 liquid/gas pipelines and magnetic couplers.
Interchangeable, 3D printable accessories include seed injectors, sprinklers and weed suppression units for detecting and eliminating newly grown weeds at roots.
There is also a soil sensor for measuring humidity and a camera for monitoring the garden at any time.
FarmBot is controlled by a mobile device or laptop, and its Web-based interface makes custom gardens as simple as playing FarmVille.
You can also build and arrange sequences by dragging and dropping basic operations, adjusting parameters as needed and saving them.
At the same time, the decision support system will adjust the use of water, fertilizers and pesticides, seed spacing, time and other factors according to soil and weather conditions, sensor readings, location and time of year.
Of course, FarmBot can also be operated manually in real time. Alonsen (Aronson)
Our vision is to make precision agriculture open and available to all.
Each FarmBot Genesis can be modified and expanded to suit anyone's unique growth style and needs.
For example, you can use renewable energy from small off-grid solar panels to power the machine, or you can install barrels to store and use rainwater.
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