Having trouble with assembly? Want some help getting started? You are in the right place!

Below are a variety of video tutorials to help you get the most of your Foldscope experience. These videos, and more (like translated tutorials & recaps of our workshops and events), can be found on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe to keep up!

We are also beginning to offer YouTube Live skill-sharing events, scroll to the bottom of this page for more information! 

Assembly & registration

Learn how to assemble your Foldscope.

Learn how to register on our community website, the Microcosmos, and start sharing your discovery with fellow Foldscoper users around the world!

How to prepare & insert slides

Learn how to prepare your microscope slides.

Learn how to insert microscope slides into a Foldscope.


Learn how to view specimens directly with your eye!

Learn how to attach your Foldscope to your phone and take photos/videos.

Ask an Explorer

YouTube Live Foldscope Skill-sharing Events.

Got a Foldscope question? Looking for tips & tricks with immediate feedback? We are beginning to offer live skill-sharing events called "Ask an Explorer" where users can tune in and talk to a Foldscope super-user, ask questions, get feedback, and request tutorials. Kindly hosted by Honomi, our wonderful Director of Community Engagement!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more, and follow the hashtag #askanexplorer for updates!