Aurvedic Oil making machine for micro-enterprises.

April 12, 2018

We are please to successfully complete trial test of ‘ Aurvedic Oil making machine’. This machine is designed & fabricated as per need of SHG members associated with our partner organization Rural Communes. This SHG is manufacturing Nirgudi (Vitex Negundo )Oil with traditional process. This unit will help them to high higher production with better heat efficiency, less time & labor requirement.  Highlighted features of machine are as follow –

  • Heating kettle – SS body with total volume of 60 to 80 lit / batch , Convex shape bottom with drain valve for water & oil (final product) harvest.
  • Increased heat exchange efficiency with  adjustable stirrer blades , baffles & electronically controlled heat sensor.
  • LPG based heating with adjustable flame valve.
  • Wet grinder (stone) for easy grinding of product mix.

Design Innovation student , Sidhesh sakore & Ashwini Bhandare  worked on design & fabrication of this unit. For more information please write us on vapabal@gmail.com


Participation in Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) 2018

April 5, 2018

Vigyan ashram participated in Festival of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (FINE) , 2018 during 19th to 23rd March. Every year exhibition is organized by the President’s Secretariat in association with National Innovation Foundation-India. It was good platform to showcase work done by us on various technology development projects under DST Core support project and learn from other participants.


Bio-Gas Plant controller & Data Logger

March 31, 2018

Bio-gas plants efficiency is largely based desire temperature & pH value of its digesters. Our alumni Swatch Gas Pvt Ltd (Pune) is working on increasing efficiency of commercial bio-gas plants for urban waste.

Our DIC student Ms.Yogeshree developed & successfully installed a ‘ Real time data Logger & temperature / pH sensor for bio-gas plants.

Technical details of this unit is available on –


For any further details please contact us on vapabal@gmail.com


“Made In Pabal” DC Laser cutter & Wood router

March 30, 2018

Its our pleasure to install digital DC laser cutter and Wood router machines at Lokmanya Vidya Mandir , IBT School at Chikhalgaon (Tal-Dapoli , Dist- Ratnagiri , Maharashtra).

These CNC machines are MADE IN Fab-Lab , Pabal by our Fab engineers Ms.Supriya Kadam and Mr. Suhas Labde.

Specifications of these machines are as below –

DC Laser cutter –

  • This laser can work with 0.3 mm precision and can cut or engrave up to 1.5 mm depth.
  • Operate on DC hence no need to worry about earthing & fluctuating power supply.
  • Cut cardboard and paper , therefore useful for school students projects.

Digital wood router –

  • It is a wood milling machine with work bed area : 600 cm X 600 cm (machine footprint:  800 cm X800 cm)  , machine accuracy : Properly tuned and calibrated machine will get resolution up to  0.075 mm to 0.13mm
  • It works with  Arduino Mega with GRBL Installed and Input Voltage : 220VAC-240VAC  (Spindle :  Power : 500 W ,Speed without load : 30,000 rpm)

These 2 machines are part of Rural School based digital fabrication (Fab Lab) establishment of project under “The 2017 Chevron STEM Education Award”. 


Aquaponics (RAS) In India – Update

February 14, 2018

As published earlier , we at Vigyan ashram , conducting trial on Aquaponics (RAS) system with Grass carp fish. At present our system is of 5 months old (loaded with 2 Gm grass carp fingerlings in September 2017) and its running quite smooth. The bio-beds are flushed with Tomatoes , Alo leaves and polyhouse with rose plantation. Grass carps also showing fair growth rate with 30 to 450 Gm fish weight in last 5 months. Fish is fed with Azolla / Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) and floating pallets (40:40:10 ratio). The weight (growth) variation probably due to higher stocking density (1000+ fingerlings in 50000 lit fish tank). We are thinking to do thinning of fish for getting marketable fish in next 3-4 months (By end of June 2018)


Simple yet very effective -Cap for Sugarcane farmers –

December 27, 2017

In Sugarcane farming, it is difficult for farmers to work within sugarcane field due to sharp edges of sugarcane leaves.  Sharp leaves results in cuts on the face and potential damages eyes. This problem is severe when sugarcane crop grows up and farmers have to enter the filed for watering, spraying fertilizers. A safety cap is designed by Chetan Kadam (VA DIC student) realizing his own problem while doing farming at his native place. For information of such simple yet useful innovation please visit DIC @ vigyan ashram.


Aero-seance , a weather parameter sensors for School

December 26, 2017

Aero-seance is a simple DIY kit module for building a multiple sensor check on one device. This sensor module has following modules ( not limited to below list) –

  • MQ6 — It detects LPG Gas leakage.
  • MQ7— It detects Carbon Monoxide (CO) Gas.
  • MQ135—- It detects CO2, Smoke, Alcohol, and NH3.
  • LDR ——- it detects intensity of light.
  • DHT 22—- It detects Temperature and Humidity.

For more details on this please follow link below –