This might be an exploit, but is it theoretically possible to modify a Farmbot Genesis v1.4? My school has a lot of space, and no interest in getting a third farmbot (we have two v1.4 XLs). In theory, if you swapped the RasPi 3 to a 4 or 5, flash the latest firmware onto it, added extra extrusions on the X and Y axis, and swapped the belts for longer ones, is it possible? I know farmbot is fully open-source and provides documentation for all kits, but I still feel a little bad for having any sort of thought of modifying a farmbot to one that is a hell of a lot more expensive than the one purchased. Any thoughts?
If you just want to extend the x and y axis, you’ll just need the v slot, belts, cable carrier and cables themselves. The firmware can accommodate the size no need to mess with the electronics. You just need to adjust length in the settings.
Edit: Forgot the relevant connector plates.
I see. Seems a pretty cost-effective modification. Look forward to trying this out. Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it.
No problem, just keep a watch on how much you extend the Y, too much mass and your steppers may start having problems moving the gantry.
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