An Origami-Based Microscope
Foldscope is an ultra-affordable, paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!
Our mission is to produce low-cost scientific tools that globally expand access to science. We aim to break down the price barrier between people & the curiosity and excitement of scientific exploration.
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Foldscope users around the world, of all ages, share their observations, ideas, and problems in an online space called the Microcosmos.
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Early DAYS OF PROMISE
The New Yorker interview of Manu Prakash on the Foldscope Beta Version in December, 2015.
MICROSCOPY FOR ALL
Manu Prakash discusses Foldscope's vision, a microscope in the pocket of every child. credit: Moore Foundation
A look at the wonders of the microscopic world seen through the lens of a Foldscope.