Open-Source Farming Machine Plants And Waters Seeds
The FarmBot makes it possible to digitally design and set up a garden from almost anywhere
While it is nice to have access to produce that is not in season, the unseen use of pesticides and other harmful additives is a difficult problem to avoid. As food production and systems become increasingly important to consumers, more people are looking to adopt the most sustainable practices for their own consumption habits. Since buying organic comes at a cost, a new farming machine called FarmBot allows anyone to curate their own garden.
Using FarmBot, any farm can easily be designed by digitally dragging and dropping plants on a map filled with colorful images of produce. Plants are then automatically spaced by the program. It is also easy to build regimens that range from planting seeds to timing the watering of produce. After creating a mobile design, a physical machine executes the various activities. Alongside these tasks, FarmBot constantly monitors the soil, weather and plants while getting rid of weeds as soon as they are discovered.