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Akshatha Nayak takes you through the process of simple composting at home to see the little creatures that develop and contribute to the composting process.

Join host Matthew Rossi as he takes viewers on a journey about art and observations with a microscope! Matt is one of Foldscope's earliest SuperUsers, with numerous contributions to the community.

Join host Sonali Kadam as she takes viewers on a journey through nature's hidden patterns using a Foldscope! Sonali is a Research Assistant at the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, and she is a Foldscope SuperUser with fantastic contributions to the community.

Mo Pandiarajan has trained 1000s of children in India on buidling and using Foldscopes. He will be giving his talk in the Tamil language for his Indian audience! Join us online June 13 at 10 am IST (india time) to watch!

Explore the tree of life with a Foldscope. Watch as Laks Iyer, Senior Scientist at NIH, explores the variety of life under our low-cost microscope.

Hear from SUPERUSER Rafikh Shaikh, Senior Research Associate, Tata Institute Of Social Science, on exploring the simplest (and yet microscopically complex) items from around the home. This is the second of a series of SUPERUSER events to highlight tips and tricks of using the Foldscope from some of our most avid users around the globe.

Hear from SUPERUSER and co-inventor of Foldscope: Stanford professor, Manu Prakash, on how he uses the Foldscope to look at simple things from around the house. This is the first of a series of SUPERUSER events to highlight tips and tricks of using the Foldscope from some of our most avid users around the globe.

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  • 801 Mount Vernon Place NorthwestWashington, DC, 20001United States (map)
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One of our favorite meetings of the year - an enthusiastic bunch in our nation’s capital to demonstrate and sell Folscopes to. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to attend this year. See you in 2021.

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  • 415 Summer StreetBoston, MA, 02210United States (map)
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Join us at one of our favorite annual events - hanging out with the cool teachers who bring science and discovery to children every day. We’ll be demo’ing the Foldscope and making sure everyone knows what a great device it is to bring into the classroom.

We’re raffling off foldscopes to teachers every month of 2020. Foldscope is giving away up to 3 Combo kits (valued at $70.00 each) to teachers who join us in our quest to get microscopes into the hands of all children around the world. To enter, post on or post on social media with #foldscope, then complete this form to tell us which of those you did. On the first day of each month we will choose a lucky winner from the entries of the month before - that person will receive up to 63 Foldscopes sent to their school (postage paid)!


Join us at the biggest ‘toy’ show in the world - all the latest and best electronics and other cool stuff under one (well, multiple) roof! Foldscope will be there!

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  • 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
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Excited for another chance to hang out and interact with all of our friends in the Cell Biology Community at their annual conference. We’ll have Foldscopes on hand for you to try out and we’ll have our Deluxe Kit to purchase at a discounted price. Come see us at our booth if you’re at the conference.

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  • 301 East North Water StreetChicago, IL, 60611United States (map)
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We’re joining Biology teachers across the US at the NABT meeting in Chicago, IL. Come see us at our booth and get a glimpse at our latest offerings from Foldscope. Leave your card/info and get a chance for discounts on your next purchase.

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  • 24 Willie Mays PlazaSan Francisco, CA, 94107United States (map)
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We’re excited again to join the great folks at Bay Area Science Festival for a fun opportunity to discover science for all. The event is free for all and Foldscopes will be available for purchase and for viewing. Come out for a great time at Oracle Park!

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  • 2100 North Stemmons FreewayDallas, TX, 75207United States (map)
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We’re excited to join the exhibits at the Dallas Toy Fair this year, a first for us. Can’t wait to show the locals our amazing Foldscope and see what they think! If you’re in Dallas that week, please come visit us in our booth!