We've developed an Arduino-powered pump controller for our river models (www.emriver.com
) using Arduino Pro. It's in a watertight box. I'd like to run USB through the box using a glad nut.
We could easily do this by running connector-less USB cable and then soldering to a breakout board inside the box (the gland nut will only pass small wire; not even a mini USB connector).
We are using these boards now http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716
and I see Sparkfun also has a BOB that would probably work for us (but way expensive for some reason): http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716
And we could desolder the connector from the first board above, but I hate to do that. And we could use very expensive/ hard to find watertight USB ports.
Any advice or ideas? Thanks!
Here's a little peek at the controller with nice custom PCB.