Bamboo microscopes made in India for $4

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9 Responses to “Bamboo microscopes made in India for $4”

  1. Splash says:

    An infinitely more powerful teaching tool than the OLPC, at a tiny fraction of the cost…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi, my name is paroma basu, I shot the photos and wrote the story about the bamboo microscopes. If you want to contact the group that makes them, please write me at pbasoo@gmail.com, and i’ll pass on the relevant info. thanks!

  3. da3nklimpo says:

    very creative, how to order this microscopes ?

  4. Jerrold says:

    I’d like to buy 1 of these to teach with in Canada (more than one lesson here), and donate 10 for educational purposes in India and elsewhere. Who has a contact email for Usha Menon at Jodo Gyan?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I want one! What if they did like the lap-top deal, pay for several, they’re cheap, and get one sent to you?

  6. Anonymous says:

    i dont think that the link is working for this

  7. torpor says:

    If anyone knows where to buy some of these, I’ve got about 4 kids on my Christmas list who would adore this addition to their already-growing science kits ..

  8. DJ Perl says:

    Awesome! Makes me proud ( I’m from India, originally :) !

    I wonder if much of product packaging everywhere couldn’t be replaced by natural materials, like bamboo. It grows fast!

    Your next yogurt purchase should come in a bamboo container, instead of plastic.

    In fact, it should be possible to package and ship product in “live” bamboo. Genetically engineered bamboo that can be shaped bonsai-style, to grow around the product. Shipped with a hemp-sack full of hydroponic solution, wrapped around the roots.

    It’s ok. It’s organic!

  9. Zuhaib says:

    $4 is not bad, in RS its about Rs.157 which is decent money.
    The Avg yearly income in India is about $500, so this is almost 1% of someones yearly income.
    1% of a US Avg yearly incomes comes to about $400.

    Its a good goal and I dont mean to knock it as more education is great but whenever i see an article about how something is just “X dollars” in another country it just makes me think about what is the real cost of that product (like the OLPC).

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