Sensor enclosures

Environmental sensors that are used outdoors for long periods often need weatherproof or even waterproof enclosures. This page collects resources and projects to protect electronic and other sensors from the elements. (above [Riffle](/wiki/riffle) image by @cfastie [in this post](/notes/cfastie/06-09-2016/compost-is-hot-says-riffle)) At Public Lab, we emphasize low cost, low complexity tools and techniques, so we're really interested in sensor enclosures that are designed with that in mind -- or that are being designed so! ## Questions Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve. [questions:sensor-enclosures] **** ## Activities Activities show how to use this project, step by step. [activities:sensor-enclosures] ...

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Nashblackcat "Not sure if this would be an option but Self-fusing Silicone Tape works very well for sealing even in wet and underwater conditions. " | Read more » about 9 years ago
cfastie "That's a great idea to use rice to make the bottle non-compressible. It can also keep your payload dry if a little water leaks in. For the testing ..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
mathew "i've tried heat shrink tubing in other projects-- I don't find that it provides a perfect seal and it has difficulty sticking to glues since its us..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
amysoyka "Have you tried using heat shrink wrap yet as a sealant? Electrical tape also works as shrink wrap - just apply some stream/heat to it and it tight..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
mathew "@Guillaume123 I'm using silicone to seal the sensor in the tube, but I really want to be able to get in and out of the bottle without re-sealing it..." | Read more » over 9 years ago
Guillaume123 "If I were doing this I would use easily obtainable silicone rubber to act as a seal and as a mechanical protection. Guillaume123 " | Read more » over 9 years ago
mathew "Chris, you're definitely right about the long thin piping, it is designed to be completely "potted," or filled with some sealant or epoxy. Its the..." | Read more » over 9 years ago
cfastie "This is a good definition of the problem: "..sensors be exchanged easily between bottles and; caps seal between sensors and bottles with cheap, of..." | Read more » over 9 years ago