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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Foldscope: Origami based print and fold paper-microscope.

An origami $1 microscope that can open up micro-biology to everyone, in particular schools across developing countries (although we could also do with them here in the UK too).

Foldscopes can provide up to roughly 2,100x magnification, providing a resolution of about 0.7 microns. Can be looked through or used to project.

Cheap bits to view tiny blobs! Not sure how the lenses are made.

Foldscope – The $1 Unbreakable Origami Microscope – Popular Mechanics.


iPad-oriented 3D printer for children on Kickstarter for ~£325. Alas, no information on print resolution or the technical capability of the iPad app.

Printeer – a 3D printer for kids & schools by Mission Street Manufacturing — Kickstarter.