About us

SciBuddy believes that a love for science should be fostered at a young age. We supply educational toys and equipment specifically aimed at making children (and their parents) excited about science.

When learning takes place organically and through play, children are more likely to develop a love for science. And children who are excited about science turn into adults who are more educated, scientifically-literate, and make better choices about their future.

Our flagship product is the Foldscope, an affordable, paper microscope designed in the US. The origami-style microscope is durable, portable, and able to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes (magnification of 140× and 2 μm resolution). The portable nature of the Foldscope means it can easily be taken on outings and into the field to observe samples on-the-go. These microscopes are very easy to use and are suitable for children 8 years and older.

SciBuddy is proud to be the official and exclusive distributor of Foldscope in South Africa. We can also source a large number of other products on request.