I’m working on creating a display readout for a sailboat, where a small LCD display shows fuel status, engine temperature, etc. The steering wheel is very similar to:
I’d like to mount the display to the railing (the upside down “U” shape at the top). The arduino and brains will be elsewhere inside the boat to protect them, so it’s just an LCD that I’d mount. Because of the inclement conditions (water spray mostly) on a boat, I’m thinking I’ll have the wires end in a connector of some sort. When I want to use it, I can snap the display into the connector and then disconnect it and store it away when we’re not using it. Any suggestions on:
- How to make the LCD at least splash resistant? It’s not going to get submerged (hopefully!), but it will receive the occasional spray of water.
- Connectors to use that are easy to connect/disconnect? I’ll probably mount it separately (i.e. so it’s not the electrical connector that’s the primary method of mounting). I haven’t nailed down the LCD yet but my guess is some sort of 16x4 so roughly 12 wires (unless I go with an I2C version).