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Sensor enclosures

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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.

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 can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve.

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Has anyone used ground glass joints in water sensor enclosures? @gretchengehrke almost 2 years ago

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Activities show how to use this project, step by step.

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Nalgene submarine - - @cfastie - - 0 replications: Try it »
buoy for water sensor - - @DavidMack - - 0 replications: Try it »
Riffle conductivity caps and other housing ideas - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
Rubba Stoppaz - - @donblair - - 0 replications: Try it »
sensors in soda bottles - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »
sketching a waterproof pop bottle sensor system - - @mathew - - 0 replications: Try it »

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