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    Conceptual scaled 'farmbot'

    Conceptual scaled 'farmbot'

    Inspired by the farmbot and other open source ideas, this is a concept I've been thinking about and finally did a quick sketchup to better explain it to some friends. You'll get the idea, just take a look. Let me know if there are any collaborators in the Bay Area!

    Dehuller/Flour mill

    Dehuller/Flour mill

    Complete step by step plans for building a bicycle powered dehuller that is also convertible to a bicycle powered flour mill.

    Flow-Through Vermicomposter

    Flow-Through Vermicomposter

    The purpose of this tool is to provide a space to vermicompost a variety of waste ( animal manure, food scraps, or other organic waste) with worms and produce safe worm castings, a valuable resource. The worm castings can be utilized in a variety of ways on the farm or sold to other farms and gardeners.

    Poultry Plucker

    Poultry Plucker

    A table top poultry plucker for removing feathers on chickens, turkeys and other fowl. This was built mostly with salvaged materials, and can be put together quite simply - only one part required welding, and there are probably ways that you could modify the design to eliminate any metalworking.

    Collecting sensor data in FarmOS using GrovePi and Node-RED

    Collecting sensor data in FarmOS using GrovePi and Node-RED

    A simple way to collect data from sensors, like temperature and humidity and store it in FarmOS.

    Autonomous tractor

    Autonomous tractor

    this diy autonomous tractor is currently functioning as a remote control electric tractor. the next stage will be to implement an RTK GPS guidance system, then after that to give it computer vision. My colleague, Paddy, is working to develop software and hardware designs to facilitate the emergence of an open source industry for farm robots, to make this emerging technology available to small farmers. The first video bellow is of his robot. My goal is to develop a machine that can use his open source farm robot control system in a vehicle that can completely replace the tractor work on the diversified market garden on which i work. The second video bellow is of the second test drive of the robot i am working on. It would be great to see a wide range of diy farm robots being built and tested, and to get a global community of farmers and engineers collaborating to try and compete with the giants of agricultural machinery for control of this emerging technology

    Cover Crop Roller

    Cover Crop Roller

    This tool is used to roll standing annual cover crops and crimp the stem to prevent regrowth and create a heavy mulch in place that can be planted through using no-till drills, planters and transplanters. This tool entry is based on the Rodale Institute's open source design, and updated by ADABIO

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    This quick attach system enables more rapid and safer changing of implements than a standard three point hitch. The design also enables use of a standard three point hitch if the tractor side portion of the quick attach system is not installed.

    Hoop Chicken Trailer

    Hoop Chicken Trailer

    A simply constructed 28’ Hoop Chicken Trailer for up to 150 birds. It is designed to be light weight enough to be moved by a very small tractor or ATV and have easy access to food and water for several days and provide easy access to clean egg collection.

    Multimachine

    Multimachine

    The MultiMachine all-purpose machine tool that can be built by a semi-skilled mechanic with just common hand tools. The necessary material can come from discarded vehicle parts. Using engine blocks as building blocks is the first MultiMachine feature. Since cylinder bores are bored exactly parallel to each other and at exact right angles to the cylinder head surface, MultiMachine accuracy begins at the factory where the engine block was built.