In order to shorten the time it takes for you to assemble your FarmBot hardware, follow these preliminary steps.

15 minutes

This is the estimated time it will take for assembly preparation.

Organize your parts

When you first open up your FarmBot hardware package, pull out all of the component bags so that you develop a full idea for what’s included, and so that you can place them on a table or the floor in locations that make sense to you.

For many, grouping parts by type helps with locating them quickly later on. For example: place all your screws in one area, all your plates in another, all your electronics in another, etc.

We'll make it right

If anything is missing or damaged from your box of components, let us know right away at We’ll ship out replacement parts as soon as we can.

Plan accordingly

FarmBot Genesis is a complex machine with nearly 1,000 components in total. Be prepared to spend the following amount of time assembling your FarmBot. Remember, these are just assembly time estimations. Depending on your skill level you may need more or less time. Consider assembling FarmBot with a friend to significantly speed things up and help reduce mistakes.

Subassembly Estimate Time Needed
Raised bed 8 hours
Tracks 2 hours
Gantry 2 hours
Cross-Slide 1 hour
Z-Axis 1 hour
Cables and Tubing 2 hours
UTM 1 hour
Electronics Box 2 hours
Tools 1 hour
TOTAL 20 hours with raised bed
12 hours for just FarmBot

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