In July of 2017, the FarmBot core team and other open-source food groups were invited to the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a 2-day event to brainstorm innovative open-source approaches to food production. Watch the video below to see how FarmBot technology and our community of open-source contributors from around the world are helping humanity to one day grow food in deep space, on the Moon, and Mars.
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Today we published v1.3 of the FarmBot Genesis documentation. This release includes our most comprehensive step-by-step assembly instructions yet, a full bill of materials including tech specs of every part, the complete native CAD model, and more. With our high quality documentation, assembling a FarmBot kit is straightforward and easy.
Additionally, these docs empower makers, students, and world-renowned scientists and engineers all over the globe with the ideas and information needed to help further improve and adapt FarmBot technology for everyone. This is our commitment to open-source in action. We hope you enjoy browsing and using the documentation as much as we do.
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Over the last week we shipped out almost all of the pre-ordered v1.3 kits. Now we have a limited number of these kits remaining, get one before they’re gone!
Since the big v5.0.0 announcement a few days ago we’ve gotten a few fixes and features out the door:
There was a bug with sub-sequence execution, when the parent sequence simply stopped when it got to an Execute command. This has been resolved in OS 5.0.1
If you had already upgraded to OS 5.0.0 and are now upgrading to OS 5.0.1, you’ll see the progress indicator on the update button in the web app. Sometimes it will display as amount of data downloaded and sometimes as a percentage (depending on the GitHub server that it is being downloaded from)
Because the frontend and backend repositories were separated until v5.0.0, we had caching issues and problems with the app loading on iOS devices. Those issues have now been resolved
The jog buttons now become disabled and greyed out when FarmBot is busy doing a movement
The homepage styling has been updated to match the farmbot.io homepage
Clear labels have been added to the dropdown menus for Pin Mode on the Write and Read Pin Commands