Reposting my first post as initially I have attached a MS word file.
It was a great honor to be selected by Foldscope team for use of Foldscopes as a teaching and educational tool. The orientation workshop at ICGEB, New Delhi on 16th April, 2018 gave us an opportunity to interact with our N-E twining parteners. Learning the assembly of Foldscopes from Prof. Jim and Dr. Shailja’s team at ICGEB marked the beginning of the project.
My 1st hand experience with the foldscope
I am excited to share the results of our 1st attempt of using Foldscope along with my Co-PI Dr. Jasveen Dua
After the orientation at ICGEB, New Delhi on assembly and usage of Foldscope, the few initial days at Chandigarh passed completing the documentation and other formalities to start working with the Foldscopes.
Our first practical material to begin was the fern Pteris vittata, growing in the college Botanical garden. The fertile leaves were bearing sporangia along the ventral margins. We took out some sporangia and prepared a temporary wet mount. After fitting the slide in the foldscope, the first observations were clicked using a simple phone.