I just received my Foldscope Deluxe Kit a few days ago and I have not put it down! I assembled the Foldscope according to the instructions and it works great. I believe the two lenses that came with the kit are the 140x magnification lenses, which leads me to wonder where I can find a foldscope-compatible High mag lens? I must admit, I did think one would come included in the kit, but I am more than willing to purchase one separately because I am all about contributing towards the cause of putting a microscope in the hands of those who really need it, for cheap! I’ve been playing around with building other leeuwenhoek microscopes out of CD lenses and I will probably try making a lens using the butane torch and glass rod technique, just for fun. I am giddy with excitement for when I can view microorganisms with a handheld microscope!
The image is a fragment of roasted seaweed snack. (very tasty)