Foldscope crochet pouch

I am crocheting a foldscope pouch for myself. This is the front of the pouch (with the foldscope logo). I hope the Foldscope Team doesn’t mind me borrowing the logo for the design. Still working on the backside of the pouch. Will think of a design and update here. Suggestions welcome! Will digitize the graphgan…

Leaf infected with an octopus-like fungus?

During our evening walk, we came across a (maple) leaf with white/black patches, presumably a fungal infection. I got a thin sample from the epidermis using tape and looked at it under the foldscope. Here are some fields of view of what presumably looks like the infectious agent. It looks like something with a dense…

Getting nerdy about tea bags!

I recently took out my foldscope from its storage bin after almost a year. But as the saying goes, it’s never too late to start exploring. I stepped out of my home into our street here in Palo Alto and took some pretty images of local flora. I will write more about them in my…