Farmbot

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About this device
Keywords agriculture, food security
Status Verified
Made? Yes
Published 2014
SDGs SDG02 Zero hunger
SDG12 Responsible consumption and production
License data
Hardware CC Zero
Software MIT
Documentation CC Zero
Licensor FarmBot Inc
Instructions data
Making instructions https://express.farm.bot/v1.0/FarmBot-Express-v1.0/intro
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Farmbot is an open source CNC farming machine that enables automation of the agricultural tasks including sowing, watering, weeding, and monitoring soil and pests.

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A farmbot unit consists of a modular tool head mounted onto a frame that enables motion across the Cartesian coordinate system. The tool head is designed to enable automatic mounting of tools including a seeder, soil sensor, and weeder.

Farmbot is controlled by a Raspberry Pi microcomputer running the Farmbot operating system and a Farmduino microcontroller. Farmbot is programmable through a web interface that enables remote access. Weeding tasks are aided by a built-in computer vision system.

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