ReBlog Mondays: $1 Microscope

 

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The Foldscope relies on the precise human ability to fold paper in order to generate a microscope made of paper for just $1. Manu Prakash, working with his team at Stanford, told the MIT Technology Review in this article:

Although it costs less than a dollar in parts, it can provide over 2,000X magnification with submicron resolution, weighs less than two nickels, is small enough to fit in a pocket, requires no external power, and can survive being dropped from a 3-story building or stepped on by a person.

Working with paper to make prints and/or folds exemplifies basic experimentations graphic designers and artists undertake in their primary coursework. Imagine designing something as revolutionary as a $1 microscope? Wait, someone just did that. What will you design?
 

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