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Fasteners and Hardware

Tech specs for the fasteners and hardware in FarmBot Genesis. Visit our shop to purchase parts.

Component
$/Unit
Genesis Qty
Genesis Subtotal
XL Qty
XL Subtotal

$0.15

8

$1.20

8

$1.20

$0.50

4

$2.00

4

$2.00

$0.50

4

$2.00

4

$2.00

$0.10

10

$1.40

10

$1.40

$0.15

40

$6.00

40

$6.00

$0.10

20

$2.00

20

$2.00

$0.15

175

$26.25

250

$37.50

$0.20

40

$8.00

40

$8.00

$0.30

45

$13.50

45

$13.50

$0.10

70

$7.00

70

$7.00

$0.05

100

$5.00

100

$5.00

$0.20

30

$6.00

30

$6.00

$2.00

15

$30.00

15

$30.00

$0.40

175

$70.00

250

$100.00

$0.05

35

$1.75

60

$3.00

$2.00

6

$18.00

20

$40.00

TOTALS

777

$200.10

966

264.60

M2.5 Screws

These screws are used to mount the electronics boards into the electronics box with the M2.5 M/F standoffs as an intermediary component.

Length

4mm

Threads

M2.5

Drive Size

2mm

Price

$0.15

Quantity

8

M2.5 x 4mm Screws

M3 Screws

M3 screws are used throughout FarmBot for mounting motors and other small electronic components on the tools.

Trade Name

M3 Low-Profile Socket Head Cap Screw

Material

18-8 Stainless Steel

Lengths

6mm, 12mm

Threads

M3 x 0.5mm

Head Height

2mm

Head Diameter

5.5mm

Socket Size

2mm Hex

Tensile Strength

70,000 psi

Price

6mm - $0.10
12mm - $0.15

Quantity

6mm - 10
12mm - 40

M3 x 6mm Screws

M3 x 12mm Screws

M5 Screws

M5 button-head screws of various lengths are used throughout FarmBot to attach plates and 3D printed parts to extrusions, V-wheels to plates, and other components together. They are usually used in combination with M5 washers, and terminated with an M5 tee nut or locknut. The button head provides a wide bearing surface, a low-profile head, and a finished appearance. Length is measured from under the head.

Trade Name

Button-Head Socket Cap Screw

Material

18-8 Stainless Steel

Tensile Strength

70,000psi

Lengths

10, 16, and 30mm

Threads

M5, 0.8 pitch

Head Type

3mm Hex

Head Height

2.75mm

Head Diameter

9.5mm

Price

10mm - $0.15
16mm - $0.20
30mm - $0.30

Quantity

10mm - Genesis: 175, Genesis XL: 250
16mm - 40
30mm - 45

M5 x 10mm Screws

M5 x 16mm Screws

M5 x 30mm Screws

Locknuts

Locknuts are used throughout FarmBot to secure M3 and M5 screws in place. The nylon insert allows the locknut to resist loosening when subjected to vibration.

Trade Name

Nylon-Insert Locknut

Threads

M3 x 0.5mm, M5 x 0.8mm

Height

M3 - 4mm
M5 - 5mm

Width

M3 - 5.5mm
M5 - 8mm

Material

18-8 Stainless Steel

Price

M3 - $0.10
M5 - $0.15

Quantity

M3 - 20
M5 - 70

M3 Locknuts

M5 Locknuts

Washers

Washers are used throughout FarmBot in combination with screws and locknuts. They allow nuts to be tightened on plastic components and plates while preventing damage and distributing load.

Material

18-8 Stainless Steel

Outer Diameter

10mm

Inner Diameter

5.3mm

Thickness

0.9 to 1.1mm

Price

$0.05

Quantity

100

M5 Washers

Spacers

These spacers are used to offset V-wheels from plates so that they may engage extrusions.

Material

Aluminum

Outer Diameter

10mm

Inner Diameter

5.10mm

Length

6mm

Price

$0.20

Quantity

30 (12 extra)

M5 x 6mm Spacers

Eccentric Spacers

When rotated, eccentric spacers accurately position V-wheels on a plate such that they can firmly engage V-slot aluminum extrusions. They are only used on wheels on one side of an extrusion. Adjustments are made by using a 8mm wrench on the spacer itself.

Material

Stainless Steel

Height

6mm (not including rim)

Bore

5mm

Rim

Fits into a 7.12mm hole

Hex Size

8mm

Divot

Indicates shortest distance from rim to bore

Price

$2.00

Quantity

15

M5 x 6mm Eccentric Spacers

Standoffs

These M/F standoffs are used to offset the electronics boards from the electronics box mounting bosses. As of the v1.4 release, they come pre-assembled in the electronics box.

Material

Stainless steel

Lengths

6mm, 16mm

Male Threads

M2.5

Female Threads

M2.5, 4mm length

Price

$0.50

Quantity

4 - 6mm length
4 - 16mm length

Tee Nuts

Combined with screws, these drop-in style tee nuts allow components such as plates and 3D printed parts to be attached quickly and securely anywhere on a V-slot aluminum extrusion.

Trade Name

Drop-in Tee Nut

Material

Stainless Steel

Threads

M5 x 0.8mm pitch

Fits Slot Size

6

Price

$0.40

Quantity

Genesis: 175
Genesis XL: 250

M5 Tee Nuts

Wood Screws

These are used to attach the track end plates and track joining plates to supporting infrastructure such as a raised.

Material

Steel

Finish

Black Oxide

Length

25mm

Head Diameter

12mm

Price

$0.05

Quantity

35

Dowel Pins

These pins are used to help align track extrusions and the gantry main beams.

Material

Stainless Steel

Length

40mm

Diameter 1

4.2mm

Diameter 2

4.25mm

Price

$2.00

Quantity

Genesis: 6
Genesis XL: 20

Looking for an alternative supplier of fasteners and hardware?

We recommend purchasing parts from McMaster Carr (US) or AccuGroup (Europe). Both suppliers have a wide variety of parts, fast shipping, and great customer service. They also sell components in different sizes than we do to support your custom modifications.