Soccer, Pac Man and Euglena: combining fun, hands-on biology with the convenience of a smartphone

In episode 71, Charlie and Jordan discuss a 3-D printed, easily assembled smartphone microscope--called the LudusScope--that provides new ways of interacting with and learning about common microbes. Developed at Stanford University, the LudusScope turns microbiology into game time, allowing kids to play games or make more serious observations with miniature light-seeking microbes called Euglena. The open-source device could be used by teachers or in other educational settings. (Euglena image credit: iStock photo)

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