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Title: Bringing an Arduino on a airplane?
Post by: Cubuntu28 on Nov 14, 2014, 01:20 am
Im planning a trip soon, and I usually carry my smaller fragile items with me. The more Ive been thinking about it, the more I think carrying an Arduino on me might be a bad idea in the attention it could possibly draw. Anyone ever get hassled for carrying their Arduino on them? 
Title: Re: Bringing an Arduino on a airplane?
Post by: rainyhere on Nov 14, 2014, 06:09 am
I take my Arduino with me on planes all the time, and I never have had a problem in US.
Title: Re: Bringing an Arduino on a airplane?
Post by: Coding Badly on Nov 14, 2014, 08:37 am

Don't sweat it.  The TSA is only interested in musical instruments and belt buckles...

https://www.google.com/search?q=tsa+bamboo+flute (https://www.google.com/search?q=tsa+bamboo+flute)
http://rt.com/usa/boujemaa-razgui-jfk-instruments-038/ (http://rt.com/usa/boujemaa-razgui-jfk-instruments-038/)

https://www.google.com/search?q=tsa+raygun+belt+buckle (https://www.google.com/search?q=tsa+ray+gun+belt+buckle)
http://reason.com/blog/2014/10/29/tsa-confiscares-raygun-belt-buckle-becau (http://reason.com/blog/2014/10/29/tsa-confiscares-raygun-belt-buckle-becau)

Just in case they've broadened the scope of their insanity, I suggest carrying a print-out of the forbidden list from the TSA website.

Title: Re: Bringing an Arduino on a airplane?
Post by: robtillaart on Nov 14, 2014, 07:42 pm
just do not place AA batteries (or other tubes) besides them as it might look "bad" on the rontgen scanner
Title: Re: Bringing an Arduino on a airplane?
Post by: Tinker01223 on Nov 17, 2014, 10:09 pm
What if you bring a components box with you?

Won't the microprocessors freak them out?