My first foldscope pictures

Today we built our first foldscope, and here are some of the first pictures:

Pollen from a flower:

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A leaf

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An ant’s antenna
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Tomorrow, S. Krishnaswamy will lead us in a session at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, where we will be training school teachers to build and operate foldscopes.

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  1. laksiyer says:

    Wonderful picture. Looking forward to reading about the CMI workshop.

    1. amri_mani says:

      Thanks laksiyer. I’m just back home from the workshop at IMSc. It was wonderful to meet the teachers (and even a few of studetns), who were from many different towns in Tamilnadu like Madurai, Tirupur, Vellore and Cuddalur. I also got to meet people from the Tamilnadu Science Forum who have been doing examplary work with brining to the foldscope to people. I am sure you will be seeing some more posts about it soon. We built 30-40 foldscopes, and made slides. The workshop was from 10am to 3pm.

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