Unboxing at midnight

Dark was the night and the date slipped over to the next. The wind howled as the critters froze under the million eyes of the crisp “Thanksgiving sky”.  But we were undeterred and bravely sneaked to the box, while the others slept in fear of the dark.

Assembling the foldscope was a breeze, in spite of the clumsy elder of the two of us. For every turn that was to be done one way, he turned it the other and kept insisting that he wanted to do it himself, but the new foldscope was clumsy-proof. The only difficult part was fixing the magnet to the phone as the phone kept rejecting the magnet’s advances, but we used more tape to secure the two and examined the prepared slides. What a brilliant view of the fern rhizome cross-section. We then played with projection and pulled out the old cardboard projection box. The rest the following video will explain. Happy thanksgiving. Thank you Manu, Thank you Jim. Thank you foldscope team.

Aditi and Laks(the elder)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mitali says:

    Wow @Laks Sir Congrats! you finally have your own new Foldscope 😀 Really inspired by your and Aditi’s enthusiasm! The projection trick is so cool. Will definitely try it out soon 🙂

  2. Manu Prakash says:

    Wow Laks – Just love that demo. Now we finally have incredible camera Lucida implementation. Brilliant new use of a flash light.

    Just love it.


  3. laksiyer says:

    Dear @Mitali and @Manu. Just want to investigate every little piece in the box and now I dont need to worry about it bending in my bag. More coming up over the next few days.

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