I first saw this a year or so back and thought it looked interesting, but expensive and I didn’t have space really.
Recently it’s become more realistic to build one in the garden, but reading up has lead me to have some questions.
How automatic/clever is the system?
The way it’s pitched is you use a nice UI to drop what a plants you want onto the grow bed and it gets on with growing them, weeding etc.
But what I’m reading seems to be you have to tell it what to do for every action?
I’ve looked at the web app, obviously I don’t have a machine connected but I’ve tried to configure as if I had an Express, and it seems very basic.
What I’m seeing - select a plant, it tells you things like spacing and gives an option to drop a grid in. Then you have to create routines to perform seeing, watering, scanning, weeding, then a regimen to tell it when to do these.
What I expect from the videos and blurb, I select what I want to grow, place manually or have the web app smart arrange for me, and go. It does the rest.
It uses the openfarm database for info, and the Genesis has the sensors, so I’m expecting that these work together in the way it’s pitched? You tell it to plant carrots, it plants and grows carrots for you, using data from openfarm and sensor feedback.
It looks like you could make this any size you want, you could extend an Express, or even make one smaller?
Could you make a micro herb garden or something, sized like a desktop 3D printer?