Magnets are fragile in general. I didn’t have any break because I knew that, but I do understand how it might happen.
I left all my magnets in a single stack, knowing that they would be all oriented the same (cause they are in a stack) and then took them off one by one and put them on the UTM and various tools.
Along the same lines, there are several things you need to “thread into” the plastic tool parts. Great care should be exercised in doing this as it will strip easily if you tighten to much.
The farmbot comes with absolutely no warranty and a very, very one sided term sheet. According to the agreement that we all signed by giving them our shipping address, they were supposed to post a “real” warranty before the products shipped and we were to have the right to cancel orders if we didn’t agree to said warranty, but they never posted the warranty, so the terms of the term sheet apply. Here’s a quote from that:
“EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED BY FarmBot Inc IN THE WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO A PRODUCT AT THE TIME THE ORDER FOR THE PRODUCT IS SHIPPED, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT GUARANTEED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND FarmBot Inc HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS; AND (B) ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. FarmBot Inc DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF ANY PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED. FarmBot Inc DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCT.”
Based on those terms, they could literally ship you an empty box. Bottom line, you will need to purchase more magnets from somewhere. Farmbot has indicated that they will open a store in July for spare parts and such. I usually buy neodymium magnets on eBay.
While July might seem a ways out, consider that several of the “tools” are not usable yet, so you could simply postpone building those till farmbot’s store opens. For example, the weeder and the soil moisture sensor are not usable yet (no camera based weeding and no way to use the moisture value to do anything) so you could save 6 magnets from not building those tools yet and have enough to build everything else for now.