In a summer workshop conducted at SD College, Chandigarh, the students of B.Sc Botany were familiarized with the concept of foldscope, its usage and potential advantages. Later they collected samples and tried their hands at foldscopy. They were thrilled with this new activity to capture the images on the mobile phones.
Glimpses from the workshop can find enthusiastic students busy assembling and then using the foldscopes. It was an adventure for them as in routine they are not allowed mobile phone in the classes and here they were asked to bring along their fully charged mobiles.
They were excited and keen to share their first views with the foldscope global community@Microcosmos.
Learning to assemble a Foldscope
Learning to view through a Foldscope
Collecting samples for Foldscopy
Temporary mounts of Pollen and potato peel prepared by students for foldscopy