Coffee

When I spilled coffee over the water sample.

Foldscope to visualize magnetic nano/micro particle motion

Dear all, First, I would like to thank Prof. Manu and his lab for providing us an opportunity to use Foldscope. It is a wonderful invention. Now coming to my work on Foldscope: We work on manipulating magnetic nano particle (MNP) using permanent magnets for drug delivery applications. The magnets are big and strong about…

How to post a gif

I am testing a simple method to post a gif. Sometimes videos are too long to upload. But simple apps exist to covert a section of a video into a small gif that can be labeled and uploaded as a small file.  Here is an example. This was made using app called ImgPlay.  This is…

House Fly

I am excited to share my first foldscope experience of an amazing creature (House Fly) from Afghanistan.  The thing that truly fascinated me about foldscope is that it can be used in many creative ways. I used it with 2 different lights by holding it against the electric heater and a bulb, it gave me…

Amoeba/ অ্যামিবা

  স্লাইডে একফোটা পানি নিয়ে ফোল্ডস্কোপের নিচে রাখার পর এটা দেখতে পেলাম। এটা কি আসলেই অ্যামিবা? Take a drop of water on slide and get this. Is this a Amoeba? I’m not sure.

First Run: Ranunculus

As soon as I finished folding up my foldscope, I needed to try it out. It really is a special tool. Now thinking of ways to use it with my elementary school students. Some are studying hexagons- anyone know anything with hexagon cells? Commment: this is Foldscope admin – Manu. Somehow your comment button is…

A simple microfluidic device and time lapse imaging of embryonic stem cells

One thing that is overlooked in our general understanding of cell biology is how dynamic everything is. During school, you are taught that cells are a tiny round blobs full of even tinier factories performing various pre-defined functions. These cells are each of a certain type and shape and combine to form greater structures that…

First shot with Foldscope

I’m not sure what this is, but it seems like an arthropod. While I was waiting my Foldscope to arrive to Argentina, I prepared a small pond water container with some decaying algae, copepods and water fleas. The first image is a stalk of 3 pictures taken with the Foldscope. The creature shown was less than…

Prueba

Esta es una imagen de calibración para el iphone5. Cada barra larga representa 100 micrómetros. Just a calibration bar for Iphone 5 as a test, maybe it´s useful to others. Una división grande son 100um

Hibiscus pollens

I got my foldscope a few weeks ago and I spent many days learning how to use it. My cousin, who is doing bio-tech , helped me a lot in preparing slides and taking photos. Following are the pictures of pollen grains of hibiscus plant in our garden taken with Moto G (5 mega pixel…

“… curiosidad y asombro …”

“… curiosidad y asombro…” curiosity and wonder, those are aprelimiray level teacher first words “La llegada de los microscopios a la escuela trajo curiosidad y asombro. En principio, los docentes (maravillados con la propuesta) y siguiendo los tutoriales, nos sentimos como niños armando ese “juguete” fascinante. Parecía una tarea increíble: sólo con una hoja A4,…

Llegaron los Foldscopes!

Sr. Manu Prakash y Equipo de Foldscope, Hemos recibido los microscopios que gentilmente nos enviaron. Agradecemos esta iniciativa y la posibilidad que nos brindan de participar en forma tan temprana. Los docentes y alumnos del colegio Sofía Barat de Bs. As. Argentina, estamos ansiosos y entusiasmados por realizar nuestra propia experiencia. Trabajarán chicos de los…

Foldscope Plan

The Foldscopes arrived a month ago and I shared them with a few fellow medical laboratory scientist. The plan was to see if we could put it together. It took about a half hour to assemble. We were happy to get in on this project and eager to get started. We were able to use…

Vinca Major

        This is a petal from a Vinca Major flower. I wanted to see the veins of the plant in the petal. You can still see the purplish  color.  

lemon

This is a post of a slice of lemon. I wanted to see what it would look like In the foldscope.  

Preliminary work and Presentation

Greetings Foldscope community. I’m a HS Science Teacher in Greensboro, NC and received my educational kit in February 2015.  I’ve done some basic work with the foldscope, and am presenting them to the Science Faculty today.  We are going to work with our AP/IB students to design experiments, peripherals or anything they can think of that…

GRANULATED SUGAR

    I examine ”granulated sugar.” I saw this beautiful crystals. It was an exciting experiment for me. by: Yaren Sancak    

Small leafs…

  This is is my first picture taken from my foldscope 🙂

Soap, cheese and cotton fibers

  Mete Oztay  – Dogan College Science Class First attemps with foldscope using cheese, soap and cotton fibers. Soap ; It looks like a couple of horns and crab claws   Cheese ; Looks like a finger   Cotton fibers ; I tried to take a sample from my inner cheek, I used a cotton buds. thats…

More Gem Pics

Here’s a few more that I got in my 1st round: 2 natural Emeralds on left, Synthetic on right.  Emerald with natural inclusions below. Synthetic emerald (hydrothermal), showing wavy growth lines internally, across facets. Melt relic, showing that this Ruby is natural, but has been heat-treated.  The dark crystal at the epicenter expands at a…

More Gem Photos

I studied gems with the Foldscope and found it to be a pretty awesome portable tool.  Couple of issues:  using hard gemstones with pointed culets, I happened to scratch the lo-mag lens.  Switched to hi-mag and tried to be more careful, but that’s definitely a concern.  I had some tiny gems glued to slides to…

Welcome to Foldscope

I recently had the wonderful pleasure to visit Manu at his lab in Stanford.     Here I am at home, assembling my first Foldscope.  What fun!   After playing around a bit, we took a little pond water from outside to take a look. Here’s my first Foldscope image (many more to come!).  This…

Foldscope calibrations and measurements – or pixels and spider silk

Objective:          To photograph the LED (light emitting diode) pixels on a computer screens with my samples of Foldscopes and to calibrate the lenses. In addition, the Foldscopes will be use to examine some spider web silk fibers. Methods and Materials:        Two Foldscopes from the Foldscope kits were assembled using the L1 140X lens and the…

Just starting out

I just started using my foldscope about a week ago and absolutely love it. I wasn’t really sure what to look at at first so I tried flowers, leaves, and some spider legs. Today I took the scope with me to work and showed a bunch of coworkers and friends and they were all amazed…

Bonsai Chinese Elm Leaf

My first time using the phone camera with the foldscope. The photos are a little blurry, but I hope to improve my technique over time. The leaf itself was very small, about 1 cm in length, so there is not a lot of detail. Happy Foldscoping!!

Here is our first micrograph.  We already are thinking of ways to create a micrometer for some student projects!  Thank you!