Foldscope was created with a vision to solve an accessibility problem in science… What began as a simple idea has grown into a company that provides low-cost tools to communities around the world!
Foldscope is the ultra-affordable paper microscope. It was designed to be portable and durable, while performing on par with conventional research microscopes (140X magnification and 2 micron resolution).
A Foldscope is an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components, including a sheet of paper and a lens.
For those looking to get the most for their money, we offer the Basic Classroom Kit (BCK).
1 Pouch of Basic Classroom Kit has:
- Cell-phone coupler
- Assembly/instruction sheet
- Carrying pouch
Paper slides and some accessories.
What Can You See With A Foldscope?
The Foldscope has a magnification of 140X and 2 micron resolution. With those capabilities, the many wonders of the microscopic world are at your fingertips! You can view very tiny things like bacteria, blood cells, and single-celled organisms. As well as larger things like a insects, fabrics, organic tissues, and more!
View our galleries for more of what you can view through a Foldscope, and visit our website, the Microcosmos, to see what people around the world are exploring.