New guy from Oz


#1

Hi guys I see you have it for 2500 for the 1.3. can I get it cheaper if I buy some stuff here in Australia. Is a 1.3 on all your videos if not what’s new with the 1.3


#2

The videos are about the Genesis pre-order kit, v1.2. There are a couple of substantial changes planned for v1.3. Read more about it here:


#3

We don’t currently sell partial kits, so you either need to buy a complete kit or build/source everything yourself. We do anticipate opening up a full store of individual parts and motor-only and plate-only kits in August. So depending on how much you want to buy local in Australia, you might want to wait for that.


#4

I’m just west of Sydney if you want to come and see mine. I can give you plenty of advice/opinion :wink:


#5

I in Brisbane. Can you send me a video of your. To my email or something. Or some pic


#6

Here’s a link to a picture or two:


#7

Do you get any brids on it like Crows.


#8

I’ve planted a greenhouse around it now, primarily because I don’t consider the farmbot parts to be weatherproof (especially in the drizzle and mist we get here), but a side effect of that is that yes I’ll be able to keep the birds and possums off it. The neighbours grow lots of vegetables, but they don’t grow lettuce/broccoli/cauliflower etc. because they get eaten. An alternative of course (which I did consider) is to just erect some poles and cover with netting, which would have been much cheaper!


#9

Can I come and have a look at some stage ?


#10

Hi,

Can you give me an estimate on how long your build took?
how difficult it was to setup the software and how long did that take?


#11

Hi,
My initial build probably took two weekends, just the farmbot. But if you read my posts you’ll see that I’ve made some changes to try and address what I perceive to be some deficiencies, and that all took plenty more weekends. Setting it up takes time, but enjoyable time, it’s a hobby :wink:

I’ve also abandoned their software too, it’s much easier for me (as an electronics/software engineer) to modify/maintain my own much simpler software to do just what I need. I’m happy to share details, but it’s not really of much use to anyone without a similar skillset to do likewise.

Currently it’s more like a jungle, plant selection is important to avoid the foliage fouling the side tracks and the gantry! That’s all part of the learning curve. Having it in a greenhouse is great, but if I were doing it again I’d be mounting the tracks on the greenhouse walls to keep them out of the way of the plants.

YMMV


#12

I’m from Melbourne
I have the machine mostly built and operational, I am currently getting the bed ready.
I have an old 1.2 kit


#13

Hi Chris,

I am from Brisbane, just seeing if you have an update on this.

Don


#14

Hi, I live in Sydney and would love to come and see your setup.Is that still an option?

Im keen on buying v1.4, and would be a lot more comfortable in doing that if I’ve seen the real thing in action first. Hope you can help. thanks


#15

I’m out Dubbo way! Not too far from Sydney