> > Warning: take care with silicon:> Was it Chris 'Fixitsan' Barron who had the problem with shipping a > nixie clock that had silicon inside it somewhere? The clock was > intercepted at the airport and exploded with a high-velocity water > jet on the runway because the silicon and neon gas inside looked > suspicious. The person who built the clock got a dawn raid by the > riot squad. I expect I got the story all wrong, but this could be > another reason not to use silicon.> John SYep that's close enough John.It was just post 9/11 and the explosives detectors at Glasgow airport which had coloured screens had just been installed. Apparently the RTV glows the same colour on the screen as some well known explosives. Glasgow airport was closed. Bomb disposal arrived and used a water cartridge to tear a hole through the clock.Shortly afterwards a policeman arrived at my home, after identifying the sender's address marking, to ask me what it actually was in the package. I had an identical clock ready to be shipped and was able to show him the guts and the RTV sealant.I fully expected the package to be returned to me, but the next thing I heard was fro the irate buyer who initiated an eBay grievance for poor packaging - the clock arrived with most of the guts hanging out of the package. Both Z5680 tubes were broken.
anyway, has anyone here taken their Arduinos on board an airplane before? any issues with security?
"sexual self-gratification" works always better than Halloween costume with highly trained officials. I tried both but with the first answer I never got any more questions. Strange looks perhaps, but they never dared to ask. And that answer works for anything, from a steel cable to 5 left shoes or a map carrier roll with a handembroidered wall hanging. It even worked with a half-finished shirt of chain mail.