FarmBot Genesis: Open-Source in your garden

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If you like gardening and are thinking of growing your own garden at home, you will surely like to put on your maker suit and get to work with this DIY project. The kit that you have before your eyes is called FarmBot Genesis, and it's based on some open source technologies, which is great news.

As you know, there are many robots and robotics kits based on open-source technologies, both software and hardware, and even with Linux as the central axis. Well, this project is one of those. FarmBot has a high price, but you will get a complete ecosystem for your garden or automated garden with which you will relax to get out of the routine and in which you will spend hours ...

This automated irrigation system has many options available based on Linux and the famous Raspberry Pi SBC board. But the FarmBot Genesis kit goes several steps further than other similar kits. East precision agriculture robot It uses CNC techniques and will also allow other tasks to be carried out on the land it covers, such as sowing seeds, weeding, fertilizing, etc.

Also, it is based on a Raspberry Pi 3 and a board with arduino microcontroller with four DRV8825 stepper controllers with which the robot elements move over the garden or orchard. This arc-shaped robot with an actuation head will be able to move while suspended for up to 20 square meters of cultivation, which is a fairly extensive field.

You can also use custom accessories, including sensors and other devices. And for its control you can use a web based software so you can manage it from wherever you want. A marvel for lovers of gardening and crops ...

More information or purchase the FarmBot Genesis kit - Official site of the project


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