The exotic insect

At the very beginning, I thought this is Lice but later it turned out to be a completely different one. This time I achieved the best visual clarity so far by implementing new illumination method -See (B) in part 3- Enjoy the observation! Sneak Peak of the observation: Step by step procedure.1- Sample.This year in…

Senior Show – Progress! Drawings

Hello there, Foldscope community! I have returned to post in-progress images of my drawings for my senior show. I am also going to attach my blog post to this post because many of you have been wondering about my rationale for choosing such a “random” and “photographic” subject to draw. http://rocklandantiglitter.blogspot.com/2015/03/foldscopes-and-403-round-1-of-images.html?spref=fb I welcome any feedback…

DIY FoldScope

While I was waiting for my FoldScope to get here, I made one for myself.  I found a picture on the foldscope site and printed it out on cardstock.  I skipped adding the back section and just held it up to the light to use it.  The lens was the only harder to get part…

Binder Clip Method of Securing a Glass Slide

Myself and a colleague have built and used two Foldscopes thus far and are very impressed. We tested it with both a prepared glass slide and the paper slide making materials provided in the kit. One thing we noticed was that a glass slide, being fairly heavy in relation to the scope, is hard to…