22 Mar 2014


From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 22 March 2014

Foldscope courtesy Foldscope team
Image courtesy of the Foldscope team.

Manu Prakash is the inventor of the Foldscope, a cheap, easy-to-use microscope that costs less than a $1. It's printed on a piece of paper, and with a few folds here and there and a watch battery you've got a fully functional microscope. It even projects the images on any flat surface so it's perfect for classrooms.