Foldscope Observations: Plants and Insects

1: This is a picture of the magnified image seen from the foldscope of a dead leaf. The leaf appears brownish. The sample was obtained from a fallen leaf from a tree outside of Dabney courtyard at 13:10, May 16. We picked up the leaf from the grass and cut off a fragment to use…

Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) Foldscope Workshops

This Saturday at the Cape Town Science Centre I held the first in a series of workshops for hands-on STEM workshops at the Cape Town Science Centre. Young students and their parents were invited to join in on the DIY origami fun, exposing kids to a low-cost tool to which they were able to see…

Extra Foldscope Photos

Collaborators: Happy Chang (Wenjun Chang), Catharine Long (Xiaoqi Long). Tip of an oak leaf On May 16th, 13:10 PM, we collected an oak leaf under the oak tree outside Dabney Hall at California Institute of Technology. We cleaned the leaf, took the tip of this fallen, brownish-yellow tree, and made it into a sample. The…

Foldscope Extra Credits

What: Tip of a fallen, brownish-yellow leaf When: May 16th 13:10 PM Where: under the tree outside of Dabney courtyard How: grabbed it from the grassSpecies: Quercus agrifolia 2. What: Petal of a white flower Time: May 16th 13:10 PM Where: lawn between Parson and Dabney How: grabbed it from the grassSpecies: Geranium wilfordii Maxim…

Foldscope made it to a big family meeting

We used to gather in every opportunity to meet and share the love and enjoy the good time all together with delicious meals. But this time’s reason was different! I wanted to change the routine and take advantage of being part of this big family. Guess what the topic was FOLDSCOPE 🙂 So I called…

BEAN RUST

French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris )

Popularisation of Foldscope among college students (14/03/2019)

As part of  extenction activity of foldscope for students  we organised a one day hands-on workshop  for  I-M.Sc students regarding the popularisation of  Foldscope. Dr. Tamil Selvi. K. S., Principal investigator of the project explains about assemblage and usage of foldscope. Students enthusiastically participated in the workshop. And the students observed various slides using Fold…

Pollens of unidentified tree

Noticed a strange flower in TISS campus, tried to find its name but couldn’t. Can someone help me identify it? Photographed its pollens with d Foldscope, they look beautiful! Pollen size is ~60 microns. Need help in identifying name of plant.