Now that 2016 has come to a close, we’re looking back on what we’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. In the beginning of the year FarmBot successfully grew over a dozen different vegetable crops. During this time we shot timelapse video of the whole process, eventually using it to make our launch video.

In July, we released our debut product to the world: FarmBot Genesis – humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine. With the help of social media and news outlets, our video was shared and played over 100 million times across the Internet, driving over $1 million worth of FarmBot pre-orders.

Since then we grew from a part-time team of 3 to a full-time team of 6, and have been working hard to develop software features, make improvements to the hardware design, and ready everything for mass production.

Now we find ourselves already in January, overseeing production and getting ready to start shipping the first batch of kits next month.

Needless to say, it was a hallmark year for FarmBot, and we’re looking forward to furthering this technology together with you in 2017!

You can still pre-order a FarmBot!

Want to get in on the first batch of FarmBots set to ship in February? We only have about 10 kits left available for pre-order. If you don’t make the first batch, you’ll need to wait until our second production run. Pre-Order Your FarmBot today.