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See the invisible with a powerful yet affordable microscope that fits in your pocket. Curiosity, discovery, and science for everyone!
See the invisible with a powerful yet affordable microscope that fits in your pocket. Curiosity, discovery, and science for everyone!
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Foldscope Supporter

    Thank you for your help! As a Foldscope Supporter, you will receive broad access to our journey as we cross hurdles and make Foldscopes widely available.

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    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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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Foldscope Teacher

    Share the gift of curiosity with a class of students! At this level, receive a twenty-pack of Foldscopes, perfect for working with a science classroom. Foldscopes have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools, even up to the university level. This reward gives the most Foldscopes for your dollar.

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 20× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 20× 140X lens
    • 20× Instruction sheet
    • 20× Nylon zipper pouch
    • Magnetic cellphone clip
    • Set of prepared and blank microscope slides
    • Sheet of transparent circle stickers for specimen mounting
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Individual Foldscoper Enthusiast

    Get your own authentic Foldscope t-shirt with our lovable mascot Tardi! This reward also includes a deluxe individual Foldscope kit so that you will be fully equipped to learn the art of microscopy and make discoveries of your own!

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    • Foldscope t-shirt featuring our mascot Tardi
    • Deluxe individual Foldscope kit
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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Teacher AND Foldscoper

    Share the gift of curiosity with a class of students and get a deluxe individual kit for yourself! At this level, receive a twenty-pack of Foldscopes, perfect for working with a science classroom. Foldscopes have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools, even up to the university level.

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 20× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 20× 140X lens
    • 20× Instruction sheet
    • 20× Nylon zipper pouch
    • Magnetic cellphone clip
    • Set of prepared and blank microscope slides
    • Sheet of transparent circle stickers for specimen mounting
    • Deluxe individual Foldscope kit
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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Foldscope Super-Teacher

    Support access to open science! At thi level, you will provide 20 students with Foldscopes and a full set of accessories for advanced sample preparation, slide-making, and digital imaging. As an added bonus, this reward also includes an individual Foldscope kit and a Foldscope t-shirt with our lovable mascot, Tardi!

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 20× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 20× 140X lens
    • 20× Instruction sheet
    • 20× Nylon zipper pouch
    • 20× Full set of accessories
    • Deluxe individual Foldscope kit
    • Foldscope t-shirt featuring our mascot Tardi
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    Limited 97 backers
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Foldscope 100 Club

    Support equal access to science! Purchase or donate 100 Foldscopes and 20 complete accessory sets (accessories to be shared within groups of five). As an added bonus, this reward also includes an individual Foldscope kit and a Foldscope t-shirt with our lovable mascot, Tardi!

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 100× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 100× 140X lens
    • 100× Instruction sheet
    • 100× Nylon zipper pouch
    • 20× Full set of accessories
    • Deluxe individual Foldscope kit
    • Foldscope t-shirt featuring our mascot Tardi
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    Pledge $1,200 or more About $1,200

    Foldscope 500 club

    Spread tools for science and discovery to hundreds of students! Purchase or donate 500 Foldscopes and 100 complete accessory sets (accessories to be shared within groups of five). As an added bonus, this reward also includes an individual Foldscope kit and a Foldscope t-shirt with our lovable mascot, Tardi!

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 500× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 500× 140X lens
    • 500× Instruction sheet
    • 500× Nylon zipper pouch
    • 100× Full set of accessories
    • Deluxe individual Foldscope kit
    • Foldscope t-shirt featuring our mascot Tardi
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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Foldscope Associate

    Join us not only as supporters, but help us build an active community of users worldwide! This level includes 100-unit pack of Foldscopes and an in-depth 3-hour Skype workshop/Q&A with Foldscope team members! As an added bonus, this reward also includes an individual Foldscope kit and a Foldscope t-shirt with our lovable mascot, Tardi!

    Includes:
    • Skype workshop / Q&A with Foldscope team (3hrs)
    • Rewards listed for Foldscope 100 Club
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    Pledge $9,500 or more About $9,500

    Foldscope Educational Associate

    At this level, you are invited to come spend a day with us in the Bay Area, touring our facilities, discussing frugal science, and contributing to the development of our educational mission.

    Your contribution will help us develop educational media (such as a mobile app for capturing and uploading Foldscope content or an educational video series based on user data). The goal of this work is to provide a platform that will help users pursue curiosity-driven science.

    You will also receive a 100-unit pack of Foldscopes, a t-shirt, and a deluxe Foldscope individual kit.

    Includes:
    • Invitation to spend a day with the Foldscope Team
    • Rewards listed for Foldscope 100 Club
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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Individual Foldscoper (Earlybird!)

    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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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 966 backers
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    Pledge $18 or more About $18

    Individual Foldscoper (Discounted)

    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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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 537 backers
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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Foldscope Teacher (Earlybird!)

    Share the gift of curiosity with your students! At this level, receive a twenty-pack of Foldscopes, perfect for working with a science classroom. Foldscopes have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools, even up to the university level. This reward gives the most Foldscopes for your dollar.

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 20× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 20× 140X lens
    • 20× Instruction sheet
    • 20× Nylon zipper pouch
    • Magnetic cellphone clip
    • Set of prepared and blank microscope slides
    • Sheet of transparent circle stickers for specimen mounting
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Foldscope Teacher (Discounted)

    Share the gift of curiosity with a class of students! At this level, receive a twenty-pack of Foldscopes, perfect for working with a science classroom. Foldscopes have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools, even up to the university level. This reward gives the most Foldscopes for your dollar.

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 20× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 20× 140X lens
    • 20× Instruction sheet
    • 20× Nylon zipper pouch
    • Magnetic cellphone clip
    • Set of prepared and blank microscope slides
    • Sheet of transparent circle stickers for specimen mounting
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 415 backers
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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Teacher AND Foldscoper (Earlybird!)

    Share the gift of curiosity with a class of students and get a deluxe individual kit for yourself! At this level, receive a twenty-pack of Foldscopes, perfect for working with a science classroom. Foldscopes have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools, even up to the university level. This reward gives the most Foldscopes for your dollar.

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

    Includes:
    • 20× Foldscope die-cut sheet
    • 20× 140X lens
    • 20× Instruction sheet
    • 20× Nylon zipper pouch
    • Magnetic cellphone clip
    • Set of prepared and blank microscope slides
    • Sheet of transparent circle stickers for specimen mounting
    • Deluxe individual Foldscope kit
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 489 backers
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Teacher AND Foldscoper

    Share the gift of curiosity with a class of students and get a deluxe individual kit for yourself! At this level, receive a twenty-pack of Foldscopes, perfect for working with a science classroom. Foldscopes have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools, even up to the university level. This reward gives the most Foldscopes for your dollar.

    *See Technical Specs for more details.
    **This reward can be delivered to you or donated to a school in need.

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    Reward no longer available 13 backers
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