Have you ever played Farmville, the infamous mobile game where you can drag and drop all kinds of plants you want to grow in your digital garden? Well, thanks to a company called FarmBot from California, this game is becoming a reality.
Their first product – the FarmBot Genesis – is a DIY precision farming robot that anyone can figure out and use.
FarmBot Genesis is an autonomous farming machine that’s installed atop and around a small garden in your backyard, on a rooftop, or inside your greenhouse. Once installed, the FarmBot performs the entire gardening process prior to harvesting, including planting the seeds of your choice, watering each plant precisely on a set schedule, monitoring conditions, and pulverizing pesky weeds.
What’s even more interesting is that the FarmBot is controlled via a web app that uses a visual grid similar to Farmville, meaning that you can drag and drop the kinds of plants you want to grow in your garden. The app can be accessed from a computer, phone, or tablet, so you can modify your farming plan from anywhere and send it to your backyard bot.
Check out the videos below to see how it works: