Rick Carlino

Lead software developer and a co-founding member at FarmBot

Co-founder and Maker of Things at Fox.Build Makerspace in St. Charles, IL.

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What I’m Doing Right Now (5 May 19)

What is a Now Page?

A now page is something suggested by Derek Sivers and introduced as a more personal way to give updates to people you haven’t seen in a while. Sure you can use FaceBook or LinkedIn, but what are you up to in a more macro view?

Check out this site for more information.


I have been working on FarmBot for almost 6 years now. I am very happy with our progress. My near-term focus for the project is to increase platform reliability and consumer friendliness.


I have started learning Korean again after a 5 year hiatus. I am also working a number of personal interest projects. These projects are less about their usefulness and more about the personal enjoyment it brings me. 2019 is all about making time for the projects I’ve rescheduled for “someday” and also focusing on spending more time with my family.

Community Involvement

Our makerspace has been in the new building for about a year now. We need new bathrooms (upstairs). As always, my focus for Fox.Build is to place community as the first priority. I hope to teach more classes in late summer / fall.