FarmBot is designed to be a platform conducive to modification and extension, which can provide students with cross-disciplinary learning experiences covering hardware design, manufacturing, programming, electronics, and more.
In the following documentation pages, we share just a handful of ideas for student projects including adding new sensors and peripherals to FarmBot, or developing completely new tools compatible with the FarmBot Genesis UTM.
Below are some example projects from university teams that have developed their own FarmBot tools.
A senior design team at the Liberty University School of Engineering partnered with FarmBot Inc to design and prototype a weed trimming tool.
This project was further developed by FarmBot Inc and commercialized in Genesis v1.6 with the introduction of the rotary tool.
An interdisciplinary team of students at Curio, a vocational school in the Netherlands, have developed a prototype FarmBot gripper tool for harvesting crops.
A senior design team at the Liberty University School of Engineering partnered with FarmBot Inc to design and prototype a seeder pod tool.
- Maximizing Output
- Capture and Use Rainwater
- Turn FarmBot into a Weather Station
- Monitor Resource Usage
- Power FarmBot with Solar
- Use FarmBot as a 3D CNC Camera Rig
- Complete the Cycle with Compost
- Monitor FarmBot with a Webcam
- Bees, Worms, Chickens, and More!
- 3D Imaging with an OAK Camera
- Take Time Lapse Plant Photography
- Put FarmBot in a Greenhouse
- Control Servos
- Control Relays
- Tool Spec