Preliminary steps to take before assembling the major components of your FarmBot
In order to shorten the time it takes for you to assemble your FarmBot hardware, follow these preliminary steps.
This is the estimated time it will take for assembly preparation.
Please note the video below is of v1.2 kits. We are still working on the v1.4 video. Thank you for your patience!
Organize your parts
When you first open up your FarmBot hardware package, pull out all of the component bags and boxes so that you develop a full idea of what’s included, and so that you can place them on a table in locations that make sense to you. For the most part, components are already organized inside the boxes, but it is still good to take a look over everything.
Handle with care
The aluminum extrusions may have sharp corners and edges.
We'll make it right
If anything is missing or damaged from your box of components, let us know right away at email@example.com. We’ll ship out replacement parts as soon as we can.
FarmBot Genesis is a complex machine with over 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 (Genesis)||Genesis XL|
|Raised bed||8 hours||12 hours|
|Tracks||2 hours||4 hours|
|Gantry||2 hours||2 hours|
|Cross-Slide||1 hour||1 hour|
|Z-Axis||1 hour||1 hour|
|Cables and Tubing||2 hours||3 hours|
|UTM||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Electronics Box||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Tools||1 hour||1 hour|
|TOTAL||18 hours with raised bed
10 hours for just FarmBot
|25 hours with raised bed
13 hours for just FarmBot