Become An Amateur Scientist With This $1 Foldable Microscope

Become An Amateur Scientist With This $1 Foldable Microscope
Design

As the frontrunner of "frugal science," Foldscope is working to bring scientific curiosity to the masses

Weronika Jurkiewicz
  • 23 december 2016

Despite its cardboard appearance, Foldscope is not merely a toy. By leveraging micro-optics and the precision of origami to align them, Foldscope matches the performance of many conventional microscopes. In fact, its magnification and resolution can show cellular organelles, embryos or swimming bacteria.

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