Foldscoping in Copenhagen – part 2

I am spending two days in Copenhagen – and it’s such a wonderful feeling to see nature integrated in the city. I don’t have to go too far to find natural ecosystems that are not perturbed. Right outside the house; I found a little pond; and here is a Facebook live video of the activity….

BMC Municipal Urdu school Foldscope workshop, Mumbai.

I had been in Mumbai for a few days and was eager to get started with a series of Foldscope workshops we (DBT, Foldscope Instruments, IITB, Ruia college – amongst others) had been planning in Mumbai. Municipal (BMC) schools are spread across the city, and we choose a majority Urdu speaking school with kids ranging…

Foldscoping in Copenhagen ponds

My experience biking and Foldscoping around Copenhagen – watch the video till the end for big surprises. Please tag all the organisms you see here.. Cheers Manu

A bit of peacock feather- first experience

Testing my new foldscope!

Hello Everyone, So just day before yesterday I received my new Foldscope kit! 😀 and I couldn’t wait to make a bunch of posts. This was my first observation with my new Foldscope. It’s the permanent slide that came with the kit       I collected a Riccia sample from IIT Bombay during the…

After rains insects

Hello! This observation is of last year..but as similar insects are started to arrive at home again so couldn’t stop from being posted. This is how they attack my home in bulk.And now under foldscope: Trying not to kill them by closing the windows and shooing away by switching off the lights. They become a…

At last, I am able to be in touch with you foldscopists! All this, after the Mumbai flood of 29 August! Thanks Deepak Modi for inviting us, cubists, to the IIT Foldscope mela. The Mumbai flood made us all  (four cubists from two Mumbai colleges and a few of us) stay back at the Homi…

Orchid

Hello, I took a  petal from an orchid and sliced it into fine pieces. I observed it under my foldscope. In my early attempt I was not able to get any satisfactory result. But I tried and worked on it and finally got something fruitful. This is my first foldscope upload and I am looking…

Mosquito’s body through foldscope 2.0

  Hi this is Varun from chennai, India I’m  14years old and I’m studying in the 10th grade, this is the mosquito’s body through the foldscope v2.0. In another mosquito I saw a blue line kind of thing I thought it is blood and may I know what are those black spots, if anyone knows what…

Tabernaemontana divaricata Foldscope view

Foldscope view of Tabernaemontana divaricata flower which was commonly known as Nandivardham in South India. I used the single petal of  Nandivardanam flower, I focoused it biy I have not seen anything in Flodscope in my first trail . In my second trail I got Amazing things in it. I have learnt a lesson through…

Manu Prakash demonstrating time lapse with foldscope

The video presents Manu Prakash demonstrating how to capture time-lapse using foldscope and a smartphone.  The audio is clear enough to understand the trick used.     The outcome of the activity is presented in this video posted by Manu Prakash:

Rose pollen

Hi! These pictures were captured really long back..sorry for not posting earlier. Wanted to contribute in Lakshmi sir’s pollen data base. Macro picture of flower: Dry pollen: Petal: Happy Foldscoping~

Wild Tetrahymena

Hi guys! First post with new foldscope. The microbe is a common wild type Tetrahymena from onion root soil sample. We learnt about this organism in theory about its self splicing RNA mechanism and getting to see the organism visually was just a great experience. The resolution and stability in capturing video is even more…

Moss observations with a foldscope

It was my first experience of making a foldscope and seeing somethings using the foldscope, at a workshop at IITB on 29th August. Myself alongwith Arunan, Nagarjuna, Rafikh (CUBE Lab, @HBCSE, TIFR) participated in the workshop. With quite a bit of maneuvering and dexterity, we managed to observe something that excited us watching through the…

Wonderful moment in Foldscope teachers workshop at IITB

Jim and I, along with DBT staff scientists, IITB, Ruia college and Dharavi Diary volunteers have been running workshops for teachers and IITB students. In continuation, today we a ran workshop at IITB campus with the focus of sharing experience of teachers. We started with a wonderful series of introductions and journeys that many teachers…

My First Experience

Today I had an opportunity to explore the Foldscope at IIT Mumbai. What we saw was amazing. I transparent worm from the water sample which was collected from the campus. The gut was clearly visible with the feed inside. Also, after coming home i announced that i have brought a microscope at home. All were…

FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH FOLDSCOPE !!

Happy to become a part  of this community starting from today ! I attended a workshop held today at IIT Bombay, India. It was a great experience to learn about Foldscope from Prof. Manu Prakash and several other teachers and students from India who have been using Foldscope. The experiences shared by all the teachers were…

My beginning with foldscope

You know there are days in our life we want to live again and again throughout our life! I have to say today was that kind of day. Well, I will surely live these moment again and again in my own little ways. It was such a great opportunity for students like us. For me,…

Looking for Gypsy Moth Eggs

We found more than one egg case inside a screened in porch. I scraped some of one onto a slide to see what it looked like. I was surprised by all of the straight, sharp lines. 

Gypsy Moth Wing

I had the opportunity to view a gypsy moth wing this summer. This moth perished after finding its way into a home.  

DBT India Workshop

Hi, We had an exciting 2 days workshop at Powai, Mumbai Maharashtra Facilitated by Dr.Manu and Dr.Jim supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT). Few snaps from those foldscope observation’s during the training.

DBT India workshop

We had a great time at Sangharsh Nagar BMC Urdu School & IIT Bombay at Mumbai with Prof. Manu and Jim. We made a new foldscope with children and obseved few samples. Interacting with Manu and jim makes me happy and learnng from them makes me more happy. Day 1 Evening we observed plant samples…

“Muskaan” (smile) of incredible kids in Dharavi basti (Mumbai)

We run and document Foldscope workshops around the world. It’s our work and our passion. And in this process, we meet incredibly kids that amaze us, remind us of why we love science so much and allow us to see a reflection of our future to come. Some members of Foldscope Team (Jim Cybulski and…

Tide pooling at Bandra rocks; Mumbai – a fine early morning

I am in Mumbai for next couple of days to run foldscope workshops. I will write a longer post about the agenda and the plan; but want to share a wonderful Mumbai experience with everyone. It’s all recorded in few minute Facebook Live videos (I am testing that platform to document Foldscoping in the field)…..

Foldscope in the field

We have put a lot of effort in the redesign of the new foldscope kit; to be ultra portable and still provide a large number of tools (20ish) with the microscope – available and ready for you to use. Some time ago, we thought of a pencil box for microscope (since we compare foldscope to…

Harpaticoda and some mysterious things

Hello everyone, Recent I’d been on a trip to Jaigad which is in Konkan region of Maharashta, India. We visited this really famous Shiva temple in the locality known as Karhateshwar it is situated on the edge of the sea on a steep rocky mountain. There were steps to reach down to the sea where…