Initial thoughts were to use the ethernet port to connect to the Internet via building network, but currently thinking that navigating the firewall rules for this might make this route tricky.
Thus exploring using the guest WiFi - just need to get round the registration requirements.
Software Setup Basics
While waiting for the long term internet connection to be setup we started testing the FB via phone hotspot.
Booted up the RPi, connected to the configurator, pointed it at the hotspot. Pointed at the cloud device manager - https://my.farmbot.io/app/device . Got into that and got it to move!
Triggered a firmware upgrade from 3.1.5 to 3.1.6, which seemed to work. However we later found that the arduino was not working - showed as not found in the logs, would not move. Raised on the forums here
We don't seem to have an LED on our RAMPS shield, so its hard to tell anything about the state of the Arduino.
To make investigation easier (rather than on a windy roof terrace), got a second RPi and Arduino, ran the FarmBot OS on that and saw how that behaved. Then tried various combinations of the in-situ RPi and Arduino and found that the in-situ Arduino does not show up when connected to a laptop. So replaced the arduino and it moved again.
Looks like the old Arduino is not usable anymore - see here
Farm designer lets you choose plants and place them on a virtual version of your FarmBot plot. However this is not currently linked to the actual watering/weeding setup. For example, you cannot move to where a plant is.
One option is to have a named sequence for each plant, that moves the arm to just above where it will be planted/watered etc.
Or we could setup mock tools for each plant and then use the move absolute feature that moves to a tool location.
The FarmBot seems to be very sensitive to forgetting its position. So to set the home position, move it to the lowest value for all directions - takes you to top right in this diagram. Then set that spot to 0 in all axes.
The maximum values of all axes is as follows:
X 2750, Y 1250, Z 440
Then the position of the watering tool is X 0, Y 900, Z 335