Foldscope – The Origami Paper Microscope


  • $50,000

  • Ended

See the invisible with a powerful yet affordable microscope that fits in your pocket. Curiosity, discovery, and science for everyone!


  • $50,000

  • Ended

The Foldscope, a portable and versatile microscope made mostly out of paper (water-proof), magnifies the wonders of the microscopic world, without the bulk and expense of a conventional research microscope. Foldscope is designed to bring microscopy out of science laboratories and into the hands of people around the world.

Favorite perk ($20)

Individual Foldscoper

Become a pioneer of the microcosmos with your own fully accessorized microscopy kit! At this level, you will receive one deluxe individual Foldscope kit, including every single accessory we offer plus a deluxe metal case that provides compact field-friendly storage for your personal Foldscope. See Technical Specs for a detailed description of its contents.

INCLUDES
Deluxe metal storage case
Foldscope die-cut sheet
140X lens
Instruction sheet
Magnetic cellphone clip
Set of prepared and blank microscope slides
LED light source and magnifier
“My Foldscope Journal” with pen
12-well plate & petri dish
Stainless steel mesh strainers & nylon filter mesh sheets
Reusable, self-sealing PVC microscope slides & coverslips
Tweezers, pipettes, scissors, Eppendorf tubes, and more…

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