Today we are announcing the beta release of FarmBot OS v14.2.1.
A beta release is a version of FarmBot OS that is almost ready for public use but is still under active testing.
If you are eager to try new features before they are publicly released, you may opt-in to receive a beta update for your device (instructions below).
If you require a high level of stability for your device (e.g., it is currently tending to a live garden), it may be best to wait for the official release since a beta release may have slight stability issues. We appreciate bug reports for problems found on beta versions of FarmBot OS.
FBOS v14.2.1 is a new feature release. It contains new features and bug fixes:
- Fix problem where writing to an analog peripheral did not update device state, leading to incorrectly reported analog peripheral values.
- Bugfix for some Lua formulas that would crash under specific circumstances.
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- Full removal of factory reset timers.
- Full support for soil height in FBOS. Previous versions would use a single value. New versions use soil height interpolation. This means that FarmBot can now create accurate guesses about how high the soil is at a particular point in the garden. More soil height readings will lead to more accurate results.
soil_height(x, y)Lua function that can detect the soil height of a particular X/Y coordinate.
Please follow the official instructions.