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Water Level Display

September 5, 2019

This prototype we developed to indicate water level available in Vigyan ashram Well. This system mainly have two units; one is Transmitter which takes readings from level sensor placed on 5ft distance in between (Well hight is 25 ft so we kept 5 sensors) inside Well and sends data through GSM module to receiver unit. Receiver unit also consisting GSM module which receives data through Text message and displays it on LED display. We’re planning to setup same system on Thitewadi bandhara (Water source for Pabal village)and display these Water level data in Village.

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AutoFarm Datalogger

September 5, 2019

We developed this prototype to collect temperature and humidity data from different locations; mainly in closed environment and keep log of this data. In future we want to work on pest predication system for different crops and for this Data collection is major part. This device is first step towards. Its solar powered with battery backup and consisting GPRS model to send data on cloud, so you can place this device any were without any restriction of electricity and internet source. For now we installed this in VA campus for initial testing, you can see and export live readings from this public channel

https://thingspeak.com/channels/852641

 

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FAB15 conference updates

August 19, 2019

Vigyan ashram Fablab participated in 15th Fablab International conference (https://fab15.fabevent.org/) held at Cairo, Egypt in between 28th July to 4th August. Suhas and Fabacdemy student Tushar attended this and conducted workshop on subject ‘Make your own personalized power bank’ covered topics like basic electronics, circuit functioning , battery types and selection etc. Three students of Fabacademy and fabricademy graduated during conference. It was always inspiring to be in Fablab network, meet with peoples , share knowledge,increase collaborations, learn skills and update ourselves.

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DBRT 2019-20 batch admissions open

June 21, 2019

Admissions open for Vigyan Ashram’s Diploma in Basic Rural Technology (DBRT) course. Its 1 year diploma course with recognition of ‘National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) . Its IDEAL for those who likes ‘Hand on Activities’ and has ‘Enterprising abilities’. Please spread words so as to reach needy students.

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CNC Router machine

June 21, 2019

 

We’re developing new CNC router machine as machines available in market are not affordable for schools, colleges and Tinkering labs those having budget constraints, also wood workers/ carpenter’s needs these type of machines in low cost. Under Fablab 2.0 concept Machine that can make machines we used Fablab machines to develop this machine and soon our one of student starting his own startup in this.

Machine features :

  • Uses open source Hardware and software with modifications.
  • Possible customization as per applications and requirements.
  • Low cost compare to market with better quality.
  • Mobile , PC and SD card interface, user friendly .

Technical specifications

  • Machine area : 800mm X800 mm  
  • Working Area : 600 mm X 600 mm (Available in different size)
  • Spindle speed : 30000 RPM  Bosch router
  • Operating Voltage: 230+-10 VAC and 5VDC for control unit.  
  • Materials : Wood, Acrylic, Aluminium (6mm) and any soft material
  • Open source software : GRBLGRU, modifications possible.

Machine video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcJZFSGYceM

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REDx club for AI

June 21, 2019

Vigyan ashram DIY lab started REDx club ( http://redx.io/) on 9th February 2019 , its basically students/ innovators club to innovate through Artificial Intelligence (AI)technology for social impact. Maharashtra REDX club coordinators Mr. Rushabh Lambia and VA adviser Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni inaugurated this club. Every Saturday these club members are gathering at DIY lab Kothrud and working on different project ideas. Updates of all these activities are available here: REDx club weekly updates

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Summer Camp 2019 Activities

June 5, 2019

Vigyan ashram Fablab and DIY lab Kothrud  Organized Summer camp activities in month April and May considering school/college holidays. Activities are based on Digital fabrication tools like laser cutter, 3d printer, Vinyl cutter, 3d scanning ,2D / 3D designing  and some of electronic circuits making using arduino micro controller and different type of sensors. In collaboration with  IUCAA Pune we conducted Astronomy and scientific toys  making workshops to know basics of Astronomy ,telescope and science principles . For science teachers  and students  Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni sir conducted session on “Future need, required education & role of parents”. Students made different projects like Solar gadgets, Smart dustbin, Laser cut wall clock, masks, Air rocket, water rocket, Scientific toys , 3d printed parts, T shirt painting etc. during these days.