After successfully assembling my foldscope I tried to insert the sample slides. The pocket was very tight and due to my repeated attempts, that part of my foldscope got a little discolored. I’m afraid it might tear. Any suggestions?
I had the very same fear as you about tearing the fold scope, but I found that by putting the slide through at a slight angle and patiently wiggling it it finally went through without tearing the paper. Actually, if you happen to have any of the paper that you punched the foldscope from, try to tear a piece of that, it doesn’t tear – pretty amamzing stuff! You can cut it with scissors though and make some additional paper slides for yourself like those in the kit. Just cut them to size and add some holes to them with a paper hole punch.