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Step 1: Create or select a sequence

In the Sequences panel, click the button to create a new sequence. Or, select an existing sequence if you would like to edit it. If you have many sequences, use the search box to find one more quickly.

Once a sequence has been created or selected, it will be loaded into the Sequence Editor panel, and the Commands panel will appear on the right side of the screen (on large screens). If you are using a small screen, such as on a smartphone, you will only see the Sequence Editor panel at this point.

new sequence

Step 2: Provide a name and color

In the Sequence Editor panel, enter a Sequence name and optionally assign it a color . The color will not affect FarmBot’s execution of the sequence, it is only for helping you organize and recognize your own sequences.

Sequence names must be unique.

Step 3: Add commands

On large screens, add commands to your sequence by dragging and dropping them from the Commands panel into the Sequence Editor panel. When dragging and dropping, you can add the new command anywhere in the sequence (at the top, bottom, or somewhere in the middle). Alternatively, you can click a command and it will be added to the bottom of the sequence.

dragging wait command into sequence

Drag and drop functionality does not work on touchscreens, such as on an iPad.

On small screens, click the Add command button located in the sequence where you would like to add the command. This will bring up the Add Command panel, where you can then click the command you would like to add at that location. If you change your mind, click the button to go back to the editor.

phone with add command panel open

Delete, copy, and re-order steps

Each step in a sequence has a cluster of icons in the top right: .

  • Clicking or hovering over the icon will bring up a tooltip with information about how to use that command.
  • Clicking will delete the step from the sequence.
  • Clicking will duplicate the step and all of its parameter values. The copy will be inserted directly below the original.
  • Clicking and dragging the icon will allow you to drag and drop the step to another location in the sequence.
  • Clicking the icon will show a popup with and icons. Clicking one of these will move the step up or down one position in the sequence. These controls are especially useful when using a touchscreen that doesn’t work with drag-and-drop functionality.

reorder step arrows

Step 4: Define step parameters

For each step (command) in the sequence, enter in your desired parameter values. Some parameters such as SPEED will have default values and do not need to be entered in every time. Other parameters require a value to be added or chosen every time.

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If you try to save a sequence without values for all of the required parameters for each step, an error will be shown. You can then go back and provide values and try to save again.

Step 5: Name each step

You can rename each sequence step by clicking on its name and typing in something new. While this is optional, naming each step with some descriptive text can allow you to easily remember what each step is for when you look at the sequence again tomorrow, or in a few months. It might also be useful if multiple people use the same FarmBot account, such as in a school setting, so everyone can understand what each sequence does.

custom step name

Step 6: Save

Click Save * to save the sequence.

Whenever a sequence has unsaved changes, an * will be shown next to the sequence name in the sequence list, and in the Save * button.

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