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Topics => Robotics => Topic started by: SamuelR on Sep 29, 2013, 12:01 am

Title: Under water casing
Post by: SamuelR on Sep 29, 2013, 12:01 am
Hi guys,

This is my first post, I look forward to being apart of the community.

My question, does anyone have any experience with a chassis / casing for the arduino which can be submerged under water?

Thanks
Title: Re: Under water casing
Post by: johnwasser on Sep 29, 2013, 12:15 am
There are various options:
     PVC pipe and fittings.
     Rubbermaid Lock-its storage containers
     Lock & Lock storage containers
Title: Re: Under water casing
Post by: PaulS on Sep 29, 2013, 12:54 am
Silicone sealant can make any case water tight. And a bitch to open.
Title: Re: Under water casing
Post by: drewdavis on Sep 29, 2013, 01:31 am
https://www.adafruit.com/products/340
Title: Re: Under water casing
Post by: jroorda on Oct 04, 2013, 12:00 am
What sort of depth are you looking for. 

I use a simple supermarket sandwich container for the enclosure on my RC airboat, but it is mainly for splash and occasional inch of submersion when I capsize it. 

If you need depth things get interesting.  Some friends of mine did a senior project building a submarine.  They had a serious hull with wires going through silicone sealed holes, but they found that at depth water would get in by tunneling between the wire and the insulation.  They thought they had covered everything, but at depth things you would have never thought of tend to come up.