Foldscope: An origami based microscope

Foldscope is an ultra-affordable field microscope, that you build from common materials such as paper. It is designed to be produced affordably, to be durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes. With magnification of 140X and imaging resolution of 2 micron; Foldscope brings microscopy to new places. Be it your kitchen or a mountain top. Compatible with almost all camera phones. 

Our Mission

we PRODUCE LOW-COST scientific TOOLs to expand ACCESS TO SCIENCE. We aim to break down the price barrier between people and the curiosity and excitement of scientific exploration.

Explore the microcosmos

What happens if we globally unite and engage in scientific curiosity.

Foldscope Kits available

Want to know more..

The New Yorker (December 2015)

Moore Foundation (July 2016)

See for yourself what others have explored with a Foldscope.. What will you discover?

TEDGLOBAL (June 2012)