How to fit Luer adaptor

Just checking in case I’ve misunderstood something. Here are two photos of the Luer lock adaptor and seeder tool that I received with my Genesis XL v1.5. They don’t fit together! The thread on the adaptor is much too small for the wider thread on the tool. Taking the adaptor to pieces and trying different ways to plug it in doesn’t help.

The adaptor is not like the one in the instructions but it is like the one in the bill of materials

My best guess is that the design has been updated and that the seeder tool I got shipped was an old version. Please confirm!


Same here. I thing someone at Farmbot was a bit distracted… They told me they will send the good one.

Probably in the upgrade process from 1.4 to 1.5. Are they sending you a new luer adaptor or new plastic tool?

@SimonB sorry about that!

After receiving several support requests for this exact issue we identified that our manufacturing partner made a mistake and accidentally used the v1.4 brass inserts (1/4"-28 UNF threads) on a small percentage of the new v1.5 seeder tools, which require M5 threads for the new stainless steel luer lock adaptors. You, and anyone else reading this thread can email with your original order number and shipping address and we will send a v1.4 luer lock adapter replacement part which has threading that will fit your seeder tool.


Thanks, Rory!

by the way, I am very disappointed with my recent purchase. Parts are missing, raspberry pi not working (not tested). Moreover they wait one month before sending you the replacement parts. I paid $4000 8 weeks ago and I am still waiting… Just missed the seeding season by the way.

My kit was missing some parts (hardware stops, some nut bars), had the wrong Luer adaptor and 5he camera didn’t work. I’ve been promised replacements will be shipped in 10 working days.

Yeah, it’s annoying and I’ve been sowing by hand. On the other hand, it’s hard running a business under these weird circumstances and with supply chains from China. So I’m happy to cut them a bit of slack.


Hi SimonB,

did you get the missing parts you have been promised?

Best regards,