Mods and Add-Ons
Ideas for changing and extending the capabilities of your FarmBot
FarmBot Genesis has been designed to be a platform for growing plants in any way you want. What comes out-of-the-box is just the beginning of what is possible. In the following documentation pages we share just a handful of ideas for what more you can do with your FarmBot. Go ahead and explore!
This FarmBot has been augmented with a weather station
Modify at your own risk
Please note that the following pages contain ideas for how to modify your FarmBot. They are not necessarily complete instruction sets or guaranteed to work, and may not satisfy your needs. Please use these pages for inspiration only. If you would like support in modifying and adding on to your FarmBot, consider posting in the community forum.
- Tool Spec
- Capture and Use Rainwater
DIY instructions for installing and using a rain barrel in conjunction with FarmBot
- Turn FarmBot into a Weather Station
DIY instructions for adding weather station capabilities to your FarmBot
- Monitor Resource Usage
DIY instructions for monitoring the water and electricity your FarmBot uses
- Power FarmBot with Solar
DIY instructions for powering your FarmBot with a dedicated, off-grid solar energy system
- Use FarmBot as a 3D CNC Camera Rig
Use FarmBot to move a camera around in three dimensions for fun videography!
- Complete the Cycle with Compost
DIY instructions for using a dual chamber compost tumbler with FarmBot
- Monitor FarmBot with a Webcam
DIY instructions for setting up a webcam to monitor FarmBot
- Control Lights with FarmBot
DIY instructions for installing and controlling LED or grow lights with FarmBot
- Bees, Worms, Chickens, and More!
Supplement your home food system with these other open source kits
- Take Time Lapse Plant Photography
DIY instructions for using FarmBot to control camera equipment for time lapse photography of your plants growing
- Put FarmBot in a Greenhouse
Combine FarmBot with an affordable greenhouse for year-round food production