Farmbot

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https://farm.bot/

Open Source gantry-style precision agricultural system for poly-crop application. Pioneered by Rory Aronson.

Possibly could be modified to use the D3D Axis. Also a flame/steam weeder attachment might be useful. This also may benefit greenhouses.

Size

Retrieved 7/16

  • Machine length: Adjustable from 1.5 to 3m
  • Machine width: Adjustable from 0.5 to 1.5m
  • Machine height: Adjustable from 0.5 to 1.5m
  • M*ax growing area: Approximately 2.9m x 1.4m
  • Max* plant height: approx. 0.5m

Currently the price is $3100. I think that I could probably build my own CNC for about $1500, but that wouldn't include the heads and it'd be a process. I plan to slowly build one over many months after finishing my next computer build.

BOM Cost

https://farmbot-genesis.readme.io/docs/bill-of-materials

There you go - the list of materials along with sources and prices, by section.

It comes out to about $2021, but I don't think that list has the heads (weeder, planter, waterer).

The heads are all 3D printable. It has the costs, but I'm not sure that's actual cost of the plastic, or if it just accounts for their time / time on their 3d printers: https://farmbot-genesis.readme.io/v1.0/docs/bill-of-materials#3d-prints

Waterjet Cutting

See how they outsource it - [1]

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