I am working on a project to monitor water levels in a funnel. I am concerned that the sensitive electronic bits will come into contact with water. I'm also interested in protecting them from dust.
The funnel feeds water and sediment into a system for building a delta. (Curious? Check out Tulane Sediment Dynamics Lab at http://www.tulane.edu/~kmstraub/research.html)
I saw a forum topic on conformal coating, but I'm not sure if this is the right thing for my project. Once I apply the conformal coating, can I make alterations to my design? If not, is there a temporary/intermediate solution for waterproofing? We are only at the very beginning of our project, but want to test it bit by bit.
Later on I'll have a different sensor that will be placed directly in the flow path of water and sediment. I would probably need a different solution to that, right?
Thanks for any help!