Red Blood Cells

After assembling my foldscope, my first impulse was to take a drop of my blood and image it. Sadly,  the result was not as good as I expected. Blood is a very complex fluid, it packs a large amount of cells, and a thick sample as the one I imaged is going to produce a bad…

Calibration factor

I am working on a quantitative project with the foldscope, and I thought I should share here an important part of it. Let’s say that we want to measure a length or area in a sample, for example the length of a cell. We take an image, and the cell is, for example, 50 pixels…

First steps with my foldscope – Blood sample

I got my foldscope, and I started playing around with it. It is a really neat concept, and it amazes me how well it works. The assembly process is very easy thanks to the detailed instruction booklet. It took me around 20 minutes, and I didn’t find any specially challenging step. Actually, I really enjoyed assembling…