India International Science Festival – 2016

December 11, 2016

Vigyan Ashram participated in science festival to showcase rural technology models for aspirants, organized by minister of science and technology in Delhi on 7th to 11th December. During these 5 days Mr. Vishwas Shinde demonstrated different technologies developed in Vigyan Ashram ex. Incinerator, Hirda cutter, Solar LED lights and food products such as Moringa and Wheat grass powder etc. Approximate 2000 students and science fellows visited him and got information about rural technology and innovative learning methods.

More reading about Vigyan Ashram is available on http://www.vigyanashram.com


Bio Filter – For Grey Water Treatment

December 8, 2016

Now a days several villages are witnessing low rain fall and waster water management kind serious problems. One conventional way is to supply water by tankers. Rough estimation shows that demand is about 15 tanks costs 30,000 Rs/-. To over come the situation we developed a Bio-filter and installed at  Boy`s hostel for recycling of grey water and to use it for garden and land irrigation, toilet flushing etc. It utilizes plant spices to grow microbes, water transparency & oxygen content and limit the significance of nutrients, ions & nitrogen. Location of grey water filter, storage tanks, toilets, total water consumption are the key parameters to be pre-identified.  For more information connect us on vapbal@gmail.com



Water Carrio – a wheel barrow for transporting water

October 21, 2016

In rural area fetching water and carrying it to long distance is common practice. Their are many innovative designs of carrier / wheel barrow/ shoulder supports are available in market to reduce efforts of water carrying , especially rural women. In a similar line we have fabricated simple wheel barrow , for carrying water to the distance as per Indian requirment. The innovation in this wheel barrow is that it is designed for normal water pot available in rural areas , its has adjustable handle, weight of water pots is transfers to sturdy & stable tubeless tires, its easy to tern and can be handled by woman.     Approximate cost of each unit is around Rs.2000. For further information please contact Vigyan ashram @ vapabal@gmail.com img_20160922_170936676


Training on “Wind Mill – Design , Fabricate and Install”

August 16, 2016

During 16th July 2016 to 2 August 2016 , a training program on “ Designing, Fabrication & Installation of Wind mill”  was conducted at Vigyan ashram, Pabal campus. This training was conducted in collaboration with Mr. Jorge Ayarza ,a wind mill expert from Auroville (Pondicherry) and co-founder of Minvayu’s (http://www.minvayu.org/).  Total of 22 students were attended this training workshop and learnt wind-mill designing skill while building 2 separate wind mill 0f  2.7 KWH and 1 KWH . The bigger wind mill will be used to operate 2 HP agriculture motor pump while smaller one for domestic electrification by our Alumni Mr.Geetaprasad Kadam. Wind mill


Learning Science through innovation..

July 18, 2016

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This report is about the residential workshop on ‘Learning Science through Innovation’ conducted for Secondary school (9th class) students. 40 students and 10 teachers (Science and mathematics) from rural and tribal schools of Maharashtra used facility and had guidance at IISER (Indian Institute science education research) Pune, held on 4 July 2016 to 8 July 2016.

In this 5 days workshops Vigyan Ashram have arranged talks for students which inspired students and motivate them and help to generating creative ideas, research methodology, mathematical tricks, necessity of record keeping, how ideas get converted to products.

Pradnya Shindekar and Ganesh Pingale conducted this camp this is specially base on STEM education (Science, Technology, Maths, and Engg )methodology,after this workshop students get learn and they will understand science, mathematics methodology by hands on activity or experimenting by projects, innovation.Under this workshop students got aware about GPS system latitude measurement as well as how to predict weather and pollution level in their regions.

They have started documention and record keeping of their work by photo, video or blog,few examples as per below..

Chikhalgaon – http://ibtltv-chikhalgaon.blogspot.in/

Asade – http://ibtsvvasade.blogspot.in/

Satara – http://ibtpaessatara.blogspot.in/

Khiroda – http://ibtdnvk.blogspot.in/


FABLAB:WorkshopSchedules ,Curriculum,duration..

July 17, 2016

Hi all, Go through this attached informative pamphlets for different workshops and training’s giving by  Vigyan ashram Fablab.

If you want to more information reach us on given contact details.



Want to install Laser Machine. Do this first….!!

July 17, 2016


Hi all ,

If you want to install and operate your  machines safely in fluctuating power supply and at bad earthing voltage;Refer this’ Laser cutter report ‘[Marathi] and do steps as per before installations for procurement.

This report mainly gives information about Power supply, Fluctuation and reasons, Earthing and types and case study example of laser machine installation.