Dear 1st generation FarmBot supporters,
In July of 2016 we launched our first product to the world: FarmBot Genesis. We didn’t know what to expect when we made the kits available for pre-order on our website, but you all made it clear that we were on to something.
In the first month we smashed our crowdfunding goal of $100,000 eight times over and by the end of August we had sold $1M+ worth of FarmBot kits destined to customers all over the world. We went to manufacture 350 v1.2 devices, which we sold out of in January of 2017, and later shipped in March and April.
Since then we’ve designed, manufactured, and shipped a second production run of 250 improved v1.3 devices, and now we find ourselves finishing up a crowdfunding campaign for the latest v1.4 design, as well as the first FarmBot Genesis XL kits.
None of this would have been possible without your early contribution and support, and we sincerely thank you for taking a leap of faith with us.
As a token of gratitude, we would like to offer all of you a $200 coupon code to our online shop that you can use to upgrade your bot or even get another one! The coupon will not expire, however, it is single-use so to get the most out of it your cart subtotal should be close to $200 or more. Please note that the coupon will not apply to shipping charges and international customers are still responsible for any import taxes.
While we don’t have a ton of products in our online shop yet, we do plan to add many more partial kits, upgrade kits, and individual parts over the coming months, so you may want to wait a bit to use the coupon.
The coupon code is farmbot-early-adopter-thank-you and it can be applied at checkout. Heads up: it will only work if you check out with the same email address you used with your original FarmBot pre-order. If you need to use a different email address, please let us know.
Thank you again for joining us on this journey. We look forward to what’s next!
During the month of December we’re accepting pre-orders at a significant discount for the first manufacturing run of FarmBot Genesis XL as well as the latest version of the standard sized FarmBot. Make sure to check out our online shop before the end of the year!
We’ve gone to great lengths to design, manufacture, and source only the highest quality components for all of our FarmBot kits. Take a look at the images below to learn more about our premium hardware.
Our plates and brackets are stamped and machined out of high grade aluminum alloys. Then they are tumble polished to remove burrs, sandblasted to remove surface defects, and anodized to achieve a premium quality aesthetic and feel.
Our custom Farmduino board and four NEMA 17 stepper motors with rotary encoders power FarmBot’s movements, while the Raspberry Pi 3 serves as the web-connected brain.
All fasteners are made of stainless steel, allowing them to stand up to the outdoor environment without rusting or corroding.
FarmBot’s plastic components have been injection molded or machined from a blend of ABS that is both tough and able to withstand UV rays.
Now is your time to get involved
We updated my.farmbot.io today with the following new features and fixes:
- Improved multi-session support: stability and performance improvements for having the app open across multiple web browsers.
- Changed many parts of the app to support the upcoming auto-sync feature.
- Added a dedicated Logs page to view and filter log messages by type. Access it via the link in the expanded ticker.
- Added a virtual FarmBot E-STOP visual indicator.
- Don’t display
Delete button when creating a new Farm Event.
- Adjusted styling of disabled sequence test button.
- Dragging an item from the sequence list into a sequence will add an execute step for that sequence.
Sequences and Regimens:
- Fixed sequence and regimen copy navigation/selection bug.
- Fixed navigation bar bug caused by some sequence and regimen names.
- Photo widget now auto-updates with new photos.
Today’s software release does not include an update to FarmBotOS.