OpenBuilds V-Slot Featured on FarmBot
Humanity's First Open-Source CNC farming machine
What Is It
Meet FarmBot Genesis, a lost-cost, small scale, precise farming system billed as humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine. Part CNC, part 3D printer, FarmBot looks to automate and transform agriculture through innovation. You can easily design your garden with their software app and layout the plants you desire and the spacing required.
What Does It Do
The FarmBot utilizes OpenBuild’s V-Slot linear rail to traverse the X, Y, and Z directions. FarmBot moves a lot like a CNC router or a 3D printer. By replacing the plastic extruder typically found on a 3D printer with a universal tool mount, the FarmBot can be enabled to perform a variety of agricultural applications such as seed injection, watering, and weed removal using tools that can all be 3D printed.
FarmBot Operations are controlled through a custom app on your mobile or laptop allowing for scheduled or manual runs. Factoring in soil and weather conditions, sensor readings and more, the software can detect and adjust the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides.
FarmBot in Action
OpenBuilds is proud to be an early and on-going supporter of the FarmBot project through the OpenBuilds FairShare Give Back program, a program that aims to recognize and enhance the Open Source community It sure has been fun watching FarmBot GROW!