FarmBot supporters, our July launch campaign wrapped up just about two weeks ago. In the end, we received a total of $813,235 worth of pre-orders, over eight times our original goal of $100,000! Thank you!!
Come February, these first generation FarmBot kits will be heading out all over the world, and we can’t wait to see what you all grow with them, how you hack your FarmBot, and where else we go from here.
We’ve already seen a surge in community activity over on the forum and on GitHub from our backers and other people who are embarking on building their own FarmBot from scratch. If you haven’t already, come join the fun!
Now begins the next leg of our journey. Over the last few weeks we’ve been catching up on email and have also expanded our team. Congratulations to Gabriel and Connor for joining us as full-time hardware engineers and software developers – we’re excited to work with you!
On the hardware front, we’re now looking at wrapping up the final design changes and honing in on a release candidate. What you all have seen in the video was FarmBot Genesis v0.9. We’ve already built v1.0 prototypes, and will be updating the documentation soon with this progress. Now we’re working on v1.1 which we hope will be what we ship in February. Here’s a sneak peek:
For software, we are continuing to work on features and harden the code bases so that they are robust, reliable, and secure. We’ll keep you all updated on the progress with regular emails.
Thanks for being a part of the open food future!
– Rory, Rick, Tim, Gabriel, and Connor
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Another Milestone Passed
In other news, we surpassed another milestone this morning: 200 FarmBot pre-orders! We can’t wait for everyone to start building their devices together come February. Join us!
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FarmBot supporters, this launch campaign has been more than we ever anticipated. Today we surpassed $400,000 in pre-order sales!! Truly incredible – thank you!
To those who are still on the fence about FarmBot, consider reading one of our favorite blog posts: How Much Food Can FarmBot Grow. And remember that there are less than three days left to get one of the first FarmBot kits!
Less than 3 days left!
When I started The FarmBot Project three years ago I set out with a mission to grow a community that produces free and open-source hardware plans, software, data, and documentation enabling everyone to build and operate a farming machine.
Early this morning we received our 100th FarmBot pre-order, and just about 24 hours later we’re now at 118! We’re so excited to work with all 118 of you to further this technology together. Cheers, to the open food future!
Just four days left!
Hi FarmBot supporters! We have some big news to share: this morning we surpassed a quarter million dollars in sales!!! Big thanks to Tech Insider for featuring our project on Facebook. 16 million views and 220 thousand shares and counting on their video which was published on Saturday!
Just one week left!
Since smashing our goal of $100,000 on July 14th, we’ve now received a total of 55 FarmBot pre-orders!! What’s so exciting about that number is that it represents the strength and size of our growing global community.
Check out this map of where all the pre-orders are headed!
Wanna be on the map? Pre-order FarmBot during July!
Be the first to get a FarmBot kit and you’ll save 25% off MSRP. Have friends who might be interested? Share our website with them: FarmBot.io
$100,170 sold of our $100,000 goal
While we’ve now reached our goal, our campaign is still going until the end of the month. Want to be one of the first people to get a FarmBot kit? Make sure to place your pre-order during July to save 25% off MSRP. Once we wrap up the campaign we’ll begin ordering components and putting together all the kits. Any orders received after this month will likely not ship until much later than the first batch, so don’t miss out!