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ConnorRigby committed Apr 3, 2017
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The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2016 Farmbot Project
Copyright (c) 2017 Farmbot Project

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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2. ```dd if=</path/to/file> of=/dev/<sddevice> bs=4``` or use [Etcher](

## Running
0. Plug your SD Card into your RPi3
0. Plug your Arduino into your RPi3
0. Plug your power into your RPi3
0. Plug your SD Card into your Raspberry Pi
0. Plug your Arduino into your Raspberry Pi
0. Plug your power into your Raspberry Pi
0. From a WiFi enabled device*, search for the SSID `farmbot-XXXX`
0. Connect to that and open a web browser to [](
0. Follow the on screen instructions to configure your FarmBot. Once you save your configuration FarmBot will connect to your home WiFi network and to the FarmBot web application.

\* If you are using a smartphone you may need to disable cellular data to allow your phone's browser to connect to the configurator.

## Updating the firmware
To update the firmware on the Raspberry Pi simply use the "update" button on the web application. There is no need to reinstall the entire OS.

# Problems?

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mkdir farmbot
cd farmbot
git clone os
cd os
cd farmbot_os
npm install

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this export `USE_WEBPACK=false`

## Configurator
The Configurator app is started by default on port `5000` and the image streamer
is on port `5050`. these can be changed by exporting in development mode only:
The Configurator app is started by default on port `5000`.
this can be changed by exporting in development mode only:

## Redis Server
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* You have a bad SD Card.
* You aren't using a Raspberry Pi 3 (Porting Farmbot is relatively simple).

## Why can't i update my Arduino Firmware?

as of version 3.8.0 we decided to bundle the arduino firmware into farmbot os. There was a couple reasons for this.
* There is no more version conflicts between the firmware and operating system.
* Applying updates during farmbot os runtime can be dangerous and was leaving peoples bot's unusable because of broken firmwares.

Some more things to note, If you want to use a custom version of the firmware during configuration, make sure to do the following:
* open advanced settings by tap/clicking the "Configure your Farmbot" text 10 times.
This doesn't do anything special, it just makes sure not to overwrite the existing firmware.

## Can I SSH into the Farmbot?

Yes, starting with version `2.1.1`. The user is root and there is no password. This may change in future versions.
NOTE: Ssh is disabled by default, so you will need to enable it during configuration if you want to use it.

## Why are my SSH keys invalid?

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**NOTE**: This can not be changed without a factory reset.

## How do I factory reset my bot?

This is not as trivial as you would think right now. (We are working on it.)

** EASY: ** Flash the SD card
** Via HDMI monitor / IEx: ** `Farmbot.factory_reset()`

** Via SSH: **

rm /data/* -rf
There are now buttons for factory reset on both the web application, and configurator.

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