This morning, I discovered a a whitepaper for an interesting new project: FarmBot.

The goal is an open-source hardware/software system that will enable the efficient management of crops, both small-scale, and large-scale.

Rather than using traditional one management/one field approach, FarmBot is an "automated precision farming machine" which runs along fixed rails and can seed, weed, monitor, water, fertilize, etc.. individual plants.

It is an audacious project and is looking for assistance.

I am intrigued, as it fits squarely in the intersection of a number of my interests: Internet Of Things, sustainable agriculture, DIY, and programming.

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