This upgrade involves relocating the solenoid valve from the ground/raised bed to the left gantry column. This eliminates the need for the solenoid valve cable to be routed through the x-axis cable carrier, which can slightly improve the reliability of movements along the x-axis. It also provides a “break point” in the water tube between the x-axis and y-axis cable carriers, which can be useful when removing the FarmBot gantry from the tracks for winter storage, transportation, or maintenance.
|Applies to||v1.2 and v1.3 kits|
|Benefit||Low to Medium|
The upgrade requires the following parts:
|1||Solenoid mount plate (may also be called peripheral mount plate)|
|2||200mm zip ties|
|3||M5 x 16mm screws|