This week a three day Foldscope workshop was run at Sabanci University’s highschool summer program in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first Foldscope workshop in Turkey. I hope that with this workshop, more people from Turkey will hear about Foldscope.
In this three day workshop, we first assembled our Foldscopes and learnt how to use them. We also made a DIY plankton tow from some stockings and hunted plankton from Sabanci University’s water filtration lake for sample preparation. Another activity was to make buttons from photos taken by Foldscopes. For this we used a free button design website ( http://www.button-designer.com/ButtonDesigner/overview.php), and a button maker from University’s brand new maker space. Finally, we used our Foldscopes in projection mode for some beautiful microscopic drawing.