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The Paper Microscope

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).


Foldscope -- Microscopy for everyone!


A fantastic STEM hands-on activity


Wing scales under foldscope

The wonder of microscopic world

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!

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We offer Foldscopes in two different types of kits: the Deluxe Individual Kit, and various Classroom Kits. We also offer a variety of accesory kits to get the most out of your explorations.

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