Over the last few months we’ve been hard at work further refining the FarmBot Genesis hardware design and readying it for mass production. This process has included visiting factories, making part modifications, exploring different manufacturing techniques, and ultimately building some v1.1 devices both big and small!

farmbot-jr

The process has been both challenging and eye opening. We’ve learned a lot about how to mass manufacture products vs just building single prototypes. And what’s most exciting is how the quality of the parts and the overall product is dramatically improving, while the cost to produce it is coming down.

What this means for you is that FarmBot is easier than ever to assemble, looks better, and will last longer. And for us it means we can dedicate more resources to our open-source research and development.

So without further ado, check out the v1.1 documentation and CAD files to see what’s new with FarmBot Genesis. And browse the gallery below for some of the highlights of v1.1, and the process of moving to mass production!

plates-drawings

bearings

compliance-testing

motor-with-engraving

hardware-kit-design

plate-surface-treatment

motor-testing

anodized-tool-bay

plate-samples

seed-injector-v1-2

stamped-plates

packaging-sample