2019 Year in Review
Say hello to FarmBot Express
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.