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This is how I waterproof my X10 palmpads. This works great for the pool, hot tub, shower etc.

You're probably wondering why I want one of these in the shower. There is a lot of stuff you can control while in the shower. Music volume, track, have your house read you the news headlines etc. (I do all of this with Homeseer)

You could easily use this method to make a waterproof or sand / dirt proof bag for any occasion. It's inexpensive enough you can make a bunch.

It also floats!

Step 1: Cut plastic down to size.

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This plastic is the kind you would usually use to cover a table. I purchased it at Walmart, it's very inexpensive. They make it in a couple different thicknesses, I think the thinner stuff works just fine.

I used 8" x 8" squares to start for this bag, you could get away with 8"x7" for the X10 palmpad, but it makes the last part a little harder.

You can adjust the size depending on what gadget you are trying to seal up.
 
Jakeg5 years ago
how would i do this without a foodsaver? maby an iron please help
fogman103 Jakeg4 years ago
I think that a soldering iron would be easiest to control where you want it to melt. You can get an 8-piece soldering kit at radioshack for about $10
zimmer62 (author)  Jakeg5 years ago
You could try an iron, I'd make sure some paper was between the plastic, and the iron. as well as the plastic and your ironing board.  I haven't tried this, so be careful and use good judgment about how to apply the heat with the iron, obviously melting plastic could be dangerous if you heat it too much.

Let us know how it turns out.
Oscelot7 years ago
awesome. I think a lot in the shower, so I've recently taken to bringing my ipod touch into the shower so I can write stuff down. I'll have to try this. :)
zimmer62 (author)  Oscelot7 years ago
I've put my touchscreen phone in one before, it seems to work okay through the plastic. If you are going to be taking it out of the plastic often they make little bags designed for cellphones and such just for the purpose of keeping it waterproof for the boat / beach / "shower"

I found some at a store near me for $10ish @ Meijer. For these touch pads I'm using, you might have to change the batteries every few years, where as a phone or ipod it would probably be much more often.

something similar to this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=RetrieveSku&IC=AQMIPC&Q=&O=

abadfart7 years ago
nice im guna try making a phone in one of thees so i stop missing calls in the shower u might like this it will allow u to charge things without taking them out of the bag
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power/?ALLSTEPS
fitztrev7 years ago
I just took your idea and made a dry bag for boating. Very useful! Thanks!
Very Cool! Great Instructable! Thanks Joe
zimmer62 (author)  joejoerowley7 years ago
You are most welcome, I hope it was helpful.