Foldscope is the ultra-affordable, paper microscope. Designed to be extremely portable, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes (magnification of 140X and 2 micron resolution), Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!
How was the experience for u guys …
Did u have any difficulties making it …
If yes please let me know and how did u overcome them
It was an interesting activity and a new thing to us.
we did not have any difficulties
Finally completed our foldscope!!
A NEW MICROSCOPE (fold scope) can be printed on a flat piece of paper and assembled with a few extra components in less than 10 minutes.
An outline of the parts that make up the body of the microscope can be printed on card stock and then punched out. The additional parts include a lens, an LED for illumination and a button battery like the ones used to power a digital watch.
Samples can be mounted to a sticky piece of tape, which takes the place of a glass microscope slide. Depending on the lens, the scope can provide up to 2,000 X magnification, enough to see the parasites that cause malaria and other diseases. An individual scope can be made in different configurations for different purposes. Using certain colored LED(s) for example, turns it into a fluorescent microscope capable of visualizing specific proteins or other bio molecules labeled with fluorescent dyes.