We’ve got a big update for you all today. Let’s kick it off!
About a month ago we released the documentation for FarmBot Genesis and Genesis XL v1.6. The latest iteration of our flagship devices includes an all-new Rotary Tool (more on that below), an upgraded vacuum pump with EMI filtering, a new Farmduino, a modularized 2-piece UTM cable, fully pre-assembled tools, and other optimizations throughout the product. Read the full change log here!
In case you had not seen it already, earlier this month we posted a new video to our YouTube channel showcasing the new Rotary Tool included with all of our FarmBot Genesis and Genesis XL v1.6 kits. The Rotary Tool features a 24 volt DC motor, interchangeable implements, and an adjustable motor angle allowing FarmBot to perform light duty weed whacking, soil surface milling, and drilling operations:
We look forward to seeing how our latest batch of customers uses the new tool to help take care of their garden!
We just published two new featured sequences: one for mounting tools to the Genesis UTM and the other for dismounting tools. What’s neat about these sequences is that they smartly work with any slot direction, they keep you informed of their progress via the Jobs popup, and they perform various checks to ensure success or let you know why they failed. For example, the Mount Tool sequence will not allow you to accidentally try to mount a tool when a different tool is already mounted!
To try out these sequences, click the links above to view a preview of the sequence. Then click the IMPORT button to add the sequence to your account. You can now use them as part of larger sequences, modify them, or schedule them on their own. Enjoy!
Over the last few months we have continuously added to the capabilities of the Lua sandbox built-in to FarmBot OS. With the latest release (FBOS v14.8.1) you’ll now find new helpers for interacting with the FarmBot API, getting parts of the current date/time, and more. We’ve also added documentation for the new job progress helpers as mentioned last update.