The Paper Microscope

Foldscope is the ultra-affordable, paper-based microscope that you can build yourself. Designed to be extremely portable, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes (140X magnification and 2 micron resolution), Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!

The Foldscope

Our mission is to deliver Foldscope Microscope as a low-cost scientific tool all over Bangladesh. We aim to break down the price barrier between people & the curiosity and excitement of scientific exploration. Visit for more, including this tool’s origin story, current community events, our online store, and the most up to date resources.