FarmBot Genesis

The FarmBot Genesis Documentation Hub

Welcome! Here you'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with your FarmBot hardware as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Intro to FarmBot Genesis

DIY open-source hardware platform optimized for small-scale soil-based food production
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Announcing: v1.4 documentation!

As of August 10, 2018, the default version of the documentation is v1.4. If you have a v1.2 or v1.3 kit, please use the older documentation by using the version picker dropdown menu in the top left of the documentation hub's navigation. If you are putting together a new Genesis v1.4 or Genesis XL v1.4 kit, you're in the right place!

FarmBot Genesis is designed to be a flexible FarmBot foundation for experimentation, prototyping, and hacking. The driving factors behind the design are simplicity, manufacturability, scalability, and hackability.

With the v1.4 release, we introduced a larger model named FarmBot Genesis XL. The dimensions of Genesis and Genesis XL can be compared below.

Model
Max Track Length
Max Gantry Width
Max Growing Area
Max Plant Height

Genesis

3m

1.5m

~4.5m2

~1m

Genesis XL

6m

3m

~18m2

~1m

Genesis and Genesis XL share many of the same components and assembly steps. This documentation covers the assembly, bill of materials, troubleshooting tips, and more of both sized kits. When certain information only applies to one kit or the other, there will be clear indication.

Purchasing a kit

Our kits include everything you need in one box and are backed by our customer support. Your purchase goes towards improving and supporting the open-source hardware plans, software, and documentation you are reading right now.

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Why support our company?

Quick links

CAD models

All of the native 3D CAD models and 2D drawings are freely available in Onshape. Read more and access the files here.

Download FarmBot OS

Please always use the latest version of FarmBot OS, available at os.farm.bot.

Get involved

Interested in helping develop FarmBot? Share your ideas on the FarmBot forum, the FarmBot wiki, make suggestions to these docs, or contact us at suggestions@farm.bot.


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