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Foldscope: Workshop to build a portable microscope

Apr 30, 20238:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Salle SV 2510


-- SOLD OUT -- Places may become available! Please ask the staff in the concerned building. You enjoy exploring tiny things and assembling things? Put yourself into the shoes of an engineer and assemble your very own paper microscope! Guided by students in Life Sciences Engineering you will assemble your Foldscope and thereafter go on the quest of tiny things. With a magnification of 140x, Foldscope can visualise tiny things like bacteria and microorganisms as well as larger samples like insects, plants, fabrics, and tissues. Foldscope can also attach to mobile phones for imaging. The portable microscope is also waterproof and possibilities of discovery and Instagramable images and videos are endless! Duration of the workshop: 1h30. Max 10 people per workshop. Registration online (spare places will be given at the reception desk in the SV Hall on the day of the workshop). Schedule: 10:00 - 11:30 11:30 - 13:00 14:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 17:00

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Children (11-13 years)
Young people (14-16 ans)



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