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Still can have your Big Gulp so it's not all large capacity feeding devices.

Wouldn't that exceed the 3oz fluid limit for carry-on baggage?

When the TSA finds the gun, I don't think the Big Gulp will be an issue.....
I find it harder to express logic in English than in Code.
Sometimes an example says more than many times as many words.


Why not using some simulator instead of the actual arduino? I traveled with Arduino projects by air before. I had someone write me a letter and they did open my checked luggage.


Last year, TSA tagged my Uno and my homemade LED shield in my carry-on bag at the Oklahoma City airport.  An agent asked to see them.  I warned him that they were bare circuit boards, and that there was a chance he could prick his finger, so he asked me to remove them for him.  He explained that he was certain that the devices weren't dangerous, and that he just wanted a look at them.  He asked a lot of questions about how they worked and what I did with them, made me spell "Arduino" out loud, and sent me and my gizmos on my way.  I think he was an electronic hobbyist.

On the plane, I've connected an Arduino without attracting attention by putting the board in my shirt pocket.  Oddly, nobody thinks twice about a guy on a plane with wires running into his pockets, particularly if there are headphones involved.  I wouldn't try it with the board in view, though.

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