We are a research team at PrakashLab at Stanford University, focused on democratizing science by developing scientific tools that can scale up to match problems in global health and science education. Here we describe Foldscope, a new approach for mass manufacturing of optical microscopes that are printed-and-folded from a single flat sheet of paper, akin to Origami.
New: Since microscopes are reaching around the world, the entries from the participants have started pouring in. Please follow http://microcosmos.foldscope.com to see what others are doing, and get inspiration for your next explorations.
New: Unfortunately our Beta-program has now closed. We'll update the website if foldscopes become available in another way.