Has the idea for a small & scalable FarmBot been discussed for the purpose of seed/plant starting ?
Here’s my thought, a scaled down version made for “In the Home” or “In the Greenhouse” use, specifically made for seed starting in late winter/early spring.
My wife and I love to garden and raise our own fruits and vegetables, but find it financially cost prohibitive to buy a full scale FarmBot for the size of garden we wish to have.
On the other hand, if a smaller, cheaper version were available for the purpose of starting plants, we would definitely be interested.
While we do plant seeds for growing many of the items we plant, we also spend a lot of money on pre-started plants like tomatoes and peppers.
The thought occurred to me that a small, scaled down version could be made for this purpose. Many of the features and tools wouldn’t be needed for this application as most started plants are grown in the home or small greenhouse where tilling, weed control, and other options wouldn’t be needed.
Plant starting can be done in a much smaller footprint, especially if it can be expanded in the vertical Z-axis for multi-layer plant starting that can be transplanted to the garden when conditions allow.
I could also see this as an attractive option for spurring small, local businesses for selling/supplying started plants.