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Timeline

January, 2019 — Rory spoke at Linux Conf Australia, evangelizing the need for great open-source documentation across hardware, software, community, and business .

January, 2019 — Surpassed 1,000 FarmBots sold.

February, 2019 — Augmented company messaging to convey our respect for user freedom .

February, 2019 — Began offering financing payment options with Affirm.

March, 2019 — Sold out of FarmBot Genesis XL v1.4 and began accepting pre-orders for v1.5.

May, 2019 — Began offering free shipping for all FarmBots sold to US customers.

June, 2019 — Surpassed 10k subscribers on YouTube.

July, 2019 — Launched a pre-order campaign for FarmBot Express and Express XL v1.0, our most affordable FarmBots ever.

July, 2019 — Announced the beta of FarmBot OS v8, bringing runtime variables to FarmBot.

July, 2019 — Transitioned from private to public software development to engage more 3rd party developers.

July, 2019 — Surpassed 10k followers on Instagram.

August, 2019 — Began our fourth and largest manufacturing run of 700 new kits (175 Express v1.0, 250 Express XL v1.0, 125 Genesis v1.5, and 150 Genesis XL v1.5).

September, 2019 — Launched the official v8.0.0 release of FarmBot OS and our software documentation.

September, 2019 — Sold out of FarmBot Genesis v1.4 and began accepting pre-orders for v1.5.

October, 2019 — Announced support for sequences that can perform operations on groups of plants, rather than just individual plants.

November, 2019 — Launched a pre-order campaign for Express MAX v1.0 and Genesis MAX v1.5, our largest FarmBots ever by a factor of three.

December, 2019 — Made the FarmBot Express v1.0 CAD models publicly available.

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