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
Cost Low
Difficulty Easy

The upgrade requires the following parts:

Qty Part
1 Solenoid mount plate (may also be called peripheral mount plate)
2 200mm zip ties
3 M5 x 16mm screws
3 Tee nuts