Fitting a cheap webcam to the foldscope

Taking photos and movies with a mobile phone or tablet attached to the foldscape works very well and is great fun. Here I am looking for a cheaper alternative, so that I can let everyone have a go without worrying about the phone. I tried one of these cheap 640×480 pixel webcams with 6 LEDs,…

Pond live movies with Foldscope

Low magnification lens, LED light and Lumina 520 phone. I used a cavity wall slide, added a few drops of pond water, covered with cover glass and sealed with nail varnish. Sealing is probably not a good idea as the little organisms won’t survive for long. I filtered the pond water and took the content…