Hi FarmBot community,
Today we announced two new FarmBot devices available for pre-order: Express and Express XL! We’re hoping to bring this technology to many more people with this product line by bringing the cost, setup time, and learning curves of FarmBot down. Check it out:
Both Express and Express XL are targeted towards people who want more of a farming robot appliance, rather than a farming robot project. These devices will be in addition to our more fully-featured and customizable Genesis lineup that we still see as a more premium and fun option for enthusiasts and prosumers.
Some notable new things about the Express hardware:
- The Farmduino Express board features integrated Trinamic TMC2130 stepper drivers for ultra-quiet operation.
- We’re modularizing the cables and tubing at the Y-Z cable carrier interface which facilitates assembly, disassembly, and later mods.
- Farmduino Express also features a real-time clock so we can better support offline setups.
Many of the hardware improvements we’re making with Express will also be carried over to the Genesis v1.5 devices, though we also have even more things in the works for that release
You’ll notice in the video I highlighted the long-awaited variables feature. Expect a beta release of FarmBot OS v8 this month, as well as a host of other software and documentation announcements!