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These beautiful circuit boards are based on classic, hand-drawn designs

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Star Simpson has launched a crowdfunding campaign for something she's calling "Circuit Classics." She's taken classic circuit drawings from Forrest Mims III and designed real-life, working boards with them. Each board features the schematic, an actual working circuit of it (complete with through-hole components you solder yourself), and a relevant quote from Mims. Simpson is starting with three designs, "Dual-LED Flasher, the Stepped Tone Generator, and the Bargraph Voltage Indicator."

If you want to get one of the boards, the funding level to get one starts at $44, or $119 for all three and a copy of Mims' Getting Started in Electronics. If you'd like to know more about the story behind them, check out Simpson's appearances on the O'Reilly Hardware Podcast and Adafruit's Ask An Engineer.