Author: Vigyan Ashram (DST core supported blog)

Electronic Projects at the FabLab

The FabLab is currently working on 2 electronic products. The Electronics projects are handled by Amitraj Deshmukh (Visiting Engineer) and Vinayak Dharmadhikari, with inputs from Yogesh Kulkarni and Rohan Choukkar. The Ultrasonic Pest Repellants project was born after VA got its new Farm Tank in summer 2009. The spanking new tank, with a big plastic sheet to minimize water loss due to seepage, not only covered our water needs, but also conferred a good set of bragging rights (wink, wink). Soon, however, we began facing an entirely unexpected set of problems. In the heat of the Pabal summer, animals...

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The FabLab

The FabLab at Vigyan Ashram is the first one outside of MIT – in effect, making us the grand-daddy of all FabLabs. More about FabLabs in general can be found on the MIT-CBA page at http://fab.cba.mit.edu The FabLab at Vigyan Ashram has a team of 3 full-time employees, in addition to many collaborators and associates for a wide variety of projects. We have a Torchmate router, an Epilog Laser-cutter, 2 Roland sign cutters, and 2 Roland 3-axis milling machines, in addition to a variety of other tools. The Lab has multiple functions: As a community lab, where DBRT students...

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