[L’industrie c’est fou] Printed circuits transformed… into miniature farms

Who said circuit boards have to be ugly? Taylor Tabb, Adnan Aga and Andres Kim from the creative studio Paperbagel wanted to add an artistic touch to these green plaques omnipresent in our daily lives. They had fun transforming them into real farms with meadows, cows and even a Lego farmer!

The unsightly components thus fit perfectly into the decor with which, be careful, children will surely want to play… The bovine, for example, actually hides a potentiometer or, as its designers cleverly nicknamed it, a “potentiometer”. -MOO-ter”, an English play on words that could be translated as “potentio-MOO-ètre”. We also find on all circuits an LED, a battery and a cable.


firm printed circuit board

“Every year, quirky fancies, colors, and geometric shapes disappear from circuit boards in favor of standardized sizes and shapes,” writes Paperbagel on his site internet. It is true that the first electronic circuits were visually much more interesting than modern ones. Made of bakelite, a brown-colored material, they were also much more brittle than current ones, made of epoxy and fiberglass.

Above all, art objects

firm printed circuit board

Paperbagel offers its “farmboard” kits of 50 hand-made pieces at the modest price of 25 dollars, or a little more than 23 euros. “While these pieces work, they are art objects. We do not recommend using them for significant engineering tasks, and we do not guarantee their performance,” says Paperbagel. That’s honest!

Fans of printed circuits who have an eco-friendly streak can also turn to Oushaba, a British brand of luxury accessories. A few months ago, she unveiled a collection of jewelry composed in particular of electronic circuits from used telephones. Problem, each part costs between 580 and 16,820 euros…

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