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Sensor enclosures
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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eustatic "dot " | Read more » about 5 years ago
gretchengehrke "@bhikman, that integrated optical filter is neat, and surprisingly inexpensive! If you do pick this back up, I am super interested in seeing how we..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
bhickman "Hi @gretchengehrke. I kinda let this project fall though the cracks. I did have the sensor working pretty well, the only issue was interference fro..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
gretchengehrke "Hi @bhickman and @ggallant! I was just reading this research note and comments again, and it sounds like such a promising project. Are there any up..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
bhickman "Hi ggallant. Your design files look great! I'm going to have to look into openscad. As far as a server, I don't think publiclab has one. I think mo..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ggallant "I parked the openscad design files at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mzp8gketcuqufkq/AADkG_kmo2xcL3iWYOLi4YCxa?dl=0 If there is a better place, such a..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
bhickman "Hi ggallant. I'm definitely interested in what you have put together. I'll check out openscad to see what you have. As for the pipe and air bubble..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ggallant "I have decided to suspend my current turbidity sensor and instead adapt yours to my base station. If it is of interest I have modeled the mechanica..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
bhickman "Hi ggallant. Sounds interesting. I'm trying to picture your design, but I'm not sure if I have it right. Can you post a picture? I definitely thin..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ggallant "My current led and sensor boards are 6 sided and designed to attach to hardware store 3/4 plugs with plenty of epoxy and silicone sealant. Next rev..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
bhickman "Hi ggallant. I'm using Texas Instrument's Tiva microcontroller which has a couple pins that allow you to tap into the bus power (5V at 1A). For sho..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ggallant "The LED is specified at 100ma. This "should" need a driver transistor. Outputs pins from the CPU are typically rated at 25ma max. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
bhickman "Hi gretchengehrke, thanks. To answer you questions: (1) I'm using this LED and this photodarling as the detector. The LED has a maximum output at 8..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
gretchengehrke "Hi @bhickman, this is great. Other folks (mostly @donblair) have been working on developing a turbidity sensor too. I have a couple of questions wi..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
bhickman "Hi ggallant. To answer your questions: 1. Yes, the unit is intended for submerged operation. So far I have only had it submerged in beakers in the ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ggallant "Couple of questions: 1. Is the unit intended for submerged operation? 2. Extended deployment? 3. How is the water cycled to the chamber? 4. What ar..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
liz "@ggallant check this out " | Read more » almost 7 years ago
mathew "for completeness' sake: Check out @edwardmallon's note: https://publiclab.org/notes/donblair/09-08-2015/rubba-stoppaz#c13904 Chris fastie's Nalgen..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
mathew "Cool! I ordered some of those PEX connectors to try out! We've been discussing a variety of connectors. check out these recent developments: http..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
mathew "beautiful! can't wait to see a submersion test. " | Read more » almost 7 years ago
EdMallon "Just a quick suggestion: I've been using pex swivel adapters in my underwater connectors: http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/rough-plumbing/pip..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
tonyc " hasn't lost a drop! " | Read more » almost 7 years ago
tonyc " Tried drilling through bottle cap, then making the hole really jagged using an awl. Then a pen tube through a rubber stopper, thick layer of sili..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
mathew "These 18650 keychain battery holders just arrived. They're great: " | Read more » almost 7 years ago