Speed Boat Microscopy!

A quick, fun post! Be warned, the videos in this post are terrible, shaky, and vague from a cinematography perspective. But that doesn’t matter! This post was inspired by the idea of portable science. As a team, we often talk about the portability of foldscope as a differentiating factor compared to traditional microscopes. On a…

Classroom Workshop on the Japurá River

We held a workshop for a classroom on the Japurá River. The age range for the students was around 7-11 years old, so this post will be a bit shorter– as the whole team had their hands full the entire time. 😀 Also given that age range, we thought it may be best to assemble the foldscopes…

UTEC Workshop

We visited UTEC, the University of Engineering and Technology, in Lima, Peru, where we held a workshop for graduate students interested in foldscope. Here are a couple of highlights! There will be blood! We were brainstorming what samples to look at when one woman asked about blood. Haha, there is always some bold soul willing to bleed!…

Piranha of the Japurá River

We held a workshop in a fishing community along the Japurá River. There comes a time in every workshop where our attention shifts from building the foldscope to “Now what are we going to look at?” Samples, in search of interesting samples…  Almost immediately, a couple men approached me with a piranha. A piranha!!! Piranhas…

South America Trip – Introduction

  I want to share some experiences, stories, and data from an incredible trip I took with the Foldscope team throughout South America. The trip encompassed nearly a month, it was simply massive in every regard. Time, information to process, opportunity. In this post, I’ll share a big gallery of images & a quick outline of the…