Does any one know how i may make a waterproof webcam i want to study my fish from inside the tank
Topic by TT__TT 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Hey guys, I like to run in the rain a lot, however I am worried about my IPod being damaged. I have an older IPod Nano, and I do have waterproof earbuds. I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to waterproof it, or make a waterproof casing. The biggest concern is the large charging plug in on the bottom. I have looked for waterproof cases, but I did not see any that fit my needs. Thank you for your time and help
Topic by secoberly 7 years ago
Hi guys! So i was done with this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm/ Everything is working perfectly except for one small problem: our best friend, CORROSION The wires that go into the tank are getting corroded. Its forming greenish layers(i assume copper oxide) and after reduces conductivity and also after a while, it washes away with water. I want to attach a metal, which is more resistant to corrosion, to the wires so that i can seal the wires themselves and only expose the metal leads, and since they conduct electricity, my indicator will work fine. The only problem is : WHICH METAL? I have no idea which metal i should use. Anybody suggest something which is commonly available and resistant towards corrosion? Also, can i use graphite leads, the one they use in pencils? Or will it cause any problems?
Topic by charmquark 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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Topic by davidhicks 8 years ago
I have painted an outdoor wooden table top. I need to waterproof it. Last summer, at the advice of my sister, I used spar varnish. That did not work in that the top layer of my table completely peeled up from winter rain/snow/ice. How do I waterproof the table?
Question by myrabowen 1 year ago
Hello Everyone, I just recently became a below elbow amputee. I don't even have my prothetic yet! But I was wondering if anyone knows of how I could make a body powered hook waterproof. I thought I could just replace all the parts with stainless steel (or any waterproof metal), but my prothetist says that none of the arm companies make those little components (at the end of the arm) in anything but steel. I even popped a question to a representative at Ossur to ask if their suspension sleeve came with stainless steel parts. He said only water 'resistant'. Anyway, I was wondering if I could get a metal shop to make the parts or if you guys knew of anyone who has tried a similar endeavour. If I was to take my soon to be prosthesis into water, I know it would rust and seize. I would have to return to the shop every few weeks. An idea I had was just to make a passive hook (captain hook style) but it would lose most of it's function. Any ideas??? Getting the parts in another metal seemed like a good idea to me, but I don't know what kind of shop would make custom metal pieces. P.S. If you're wondering what it is for, I use to kiteboard and sail and want to do it again.
Topic by Logan C 12 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I want to use LED bulbs in my turtle tank, but it MUST be waterproofed. I plan to pun it off 12V, with a resistor. I'm not going to run the 12V cable into the tank, I'm going to place the resistor outside the tank with it's own cable going to the LED. Any ideas on how to do it?
Topic by Josho 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
My day-to-day hat is a leather fedora. Most of the time, it's great, but it does leak through the crown if I'm out in heavy rain for more than, say, 30-45 minutes. This isn't normally a huge problem, since I'm not often out in heavy rain that long that often, but it is a problem on a wet camp, when I'm outdoors all day. Unfortunately, I can't polish it, as the finish is matt, borderline suede. Any ideas, folks?
Topic by Kiteman 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm new to electronics and while I can usually find what I need by asking good ole' Google, I decided to try asking a forum of people more knowledgeable on the subject. My question relates to the charger input on devices with internal batteries. I have a Braun razor that can be used in the shower, and I was curious how it can go in water with the two charging prongs exposed? Thanks in advance!
Topic by alpizzles 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a nice ($15) pair of steel-toed work boots that are great, but they aren't waterproof. Being too lazy to buy actual boot waterproofer, I would like to know if anyone knows whether spray enamel (clear coat) would do the same thing. My boots are leather (synthetic, I'm sure) and nylon (I think). I could probably mask the leather off, so it would not be affected by overspray. I was just wondering, in case anyone ha ever done this before. Thanks!
Topic by Bran 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Does anyone know of any type of ultrasonic that is waterproof and can go underwater? cause im trying to make a fog machine using the ultrasonics pieces and water since my dad bought something that worked like what i described. anyone know of any that can be underwater or some design that will work underwater using a regular ultrasonic you see on robots?
Topic by KT Gadget 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi all, I've been working on a variation of an existing instructable and I thought I'd asked this q before, but can't find it. SOooo here goes; I need suggestions on sealing a cd spindle into its plastic cover? I've managed to do it with about 4 sticks of hot glue and several burnt knuckle but there must be an easier way? cheers, flashj
Topic by flashj 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm looking for an adhesive that will bond plastic to plastic, is waterproof, and is also non-toxic. I am attending an "anything but cups" party and am planning to use a Magic 8 Ball. I know that there is a canister inside which holds the die and blue liquid. I believe in order to take that out, I need to open the entire ball. I don't think that it will snap back together in a way that won't leak. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Question by sk8rgrrl 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Everywhere I look, people are throwing out umbrellas. I've started scavenging the skins and (in rainy England) sewing them onto *everything*. It's great. There are tons of umbrellas that break, etc. and are thrown out every day. You can sew them together to make a big tarp, make a cover for your bag/laptop, etc. Wonderful!
Topic by stasterisk 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi all! I'm developing an electronic application which looks more or less like the picture. Diameter abt 40 mm. I need to find a way to make this waterproof, at least down to 5 meters. Another requirement is that the 2 knobs need to have a tight wrap around them (they are tactile switches), which means that I can't just put it in a waterproof plastic bag. I have looked into shrink wrapping, which would make the 2 knobs stick out like I want, but I have understood that the seals in a shrink wrapped product are usually not too watertight. I would also like a wrapping that gives a smooth upper surface, if this is possible. Maybe shrink wrap and watertight tape over the bottom seal would work? Can you think of other ways to do it? Thanks in advance!
Question by karolina81 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Heyo, I am in need of a way to waterproof a micro usb B port (or water-resist since the port will only at most be rained on) of a microcontroller (the Adafruit HUZZAH) in order to access the USB port (for charging and reprogramming) without having to open the case. I am open to any ideas that would keep the box watertight and not having a wire hang out of the box anywhere. I've searched for a bit on google and found nothing that will help me. If anyone has any idea or experience with this issue some advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Topic by bigjohn412 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Hello! First topic. :) I'm trying to make a waterproof cover out of an army poncho for the Base of my mobility scooter. I'm having trouble joining the material. I've tried hot glue, duct tape and strong adhesive with no joy. Any ideas? It's for a parade tomorrow so I'm kinda up against it. Cheers!
Topic by crank_girl 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I want to make paper mache garden pots, if possible, so it would be paper/flour and need to be covered in something that would not ruin the artwork/shape. I have not tried any sealants out yet, thought I would ask and see if anyone has experience with this or something similar. I have looked up some Kryolan products, but am unfamiliar with what these sealants and stuff even do. Like what is epoxy or resin? Please help me out, thanks!
Topic by shossner 7 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
Hi everyone. I have used epoxy to waterproof my RC receivers. I have thought that there is no need to waterproof the connections because it is only 6V and not enough to corrode the connectors. I still want to be able to swap my receivers between models. I have splashed through puddles before but not completely submersed it in water. So is there any reason that I should be waterproofing these connectors? Or is the voltage not enough to cause any problems? Thanks, David.
Question by David97 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I really hope someone can help me. I really need a clock I can have outside. I teach classes outside and I need to know what time it is. Waterproof clock prices are exorbitant... I bet they're easy to make. Nothing comes up when I google waterproof clock works. I have this huge metal disk I found by the side of the road and it would be cool to make that into a gigantic outdoor clock. But how to make sure it's not destroyed the first time it rains...? Can anyone help? THANK YOU!
Topic by kwilt 10 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi, I am buying a DSLR camera which has a 50x optical zoom (the fuji sl1000) , and I was wandering if it is possible to waterproof it. I know this sounds impossible but I was thinking if maybe patching all the holes with sugru might do the job. I mean, it would be so awesome to be able to do this! It would be a waterproof telephoto camera for half the price. The question is, can it be done?... That is why I placed this in the burning question category, cause maybe one of you awesome makers can do it, or at least answer my question. Thank you all. Eunix
Topic by Eunix 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi, Picture is showing a small polycarbonate box with a 10 mm hole in the top surface. I need to find a way to cover this hole with a waterproof and elastic patch. It needs to hold tight for a minimum of 3 years of daily use in sun and water. I was thinking of covering the hole with a small rubber repair patch for bicycles. Not the self-adhesive types but with proper glue. Will this work or are there better alternatives? Thanks!
Question by karolina81 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I am looking for someone to build a prototype mp3 player that would have the following specifications. - circular housing and no larger than a U.S. nickel in diameter. - top of the housing would have an insertion for a 1/8 headphone jack. - the height could about 1/4 inch to a 1/2 if need be. (the smaller the better) - the housing must be waterproof. - the player will autoplay one song when headphone is inserted. Please feel free to contact me here: email@example.com Thanks, Jimmy
Topic by jacobaa 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I apologize if this isn't the place to post these sort of requests, but I haven't been able to find a community like this to help me with a project. I am looking for someone to build a prototype mp3 player that would have the following specifications. - circular housing and no larger than a nickel in diameter. - top of the housing would have an insertion for a 1/8 headphone jack. - the height could about 1/4 inch to a 1/2 if need be. (the smaller the better) - the housing must be waterproof. - the player will autoplay one song when headphone is inserted. Jimmy
Question by jacobaa 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am trying to design a project for homeless people. I need to attach an inexpensive solar panel to a bag. The panel would somehow connect to a (cheap) battery, storing energy to power a waterproof LED for use in the dark. Is this possible? I have seen waterproof LEDs here. But how about the solar power to battery to LED part? I am electrically-challenged, so make this easy, okay? Thanks a million.
Question by Laughing Whitefish 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am hoping to build an underwater robot and am not sure about the circuit. It would include a motor and a battery. Is there any way to waterproof a circuit so I could be able to modify it? (Ex. change the battery.) Thanks!
Question by DELETED_afw11 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Question by flixs 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I always had this question in my mind. Was the cinderblock designed to breathe? In other words do we want the moisture to go from one side to the other in case of cinderblock walls (say in the basement walls?) Logically, I would think that the answer is that we want to prevent the moisture to go from one side to the other. If that is the case, why the cinderblock makers do not make waterproof cinderblocks by adding water proofing chemicals during the manufacturing process? I would greatly appreciate your insights on this subject.
Topic by kabira 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Our problem is how to make an LED light up underwater (We planned to place an LED in a jar full with water as a part of our science experiment. And also, we'd like to add an on and off button for it.) Is it possible?
Question by zarinazats 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
There's a possibility that in a few months I'll want to have my netbook while living in a tent for a week, which I can't guarantee against leaking or flooding. Thus, the requirement is basically that the netbook remain dry if wherever it is sitting has an inch or so of water on it. I have a water-resistant neoprene sleeve, but it doesn't seal, so it won't help in submersion. I've considered a Pelican 1080, which would work brilliantly but costs $70 or more, and a large Ziploc-type bag, which can hardly be beat for cost but is rather crude and doesn't offer the same level of protection. I suppose I'm looking for options somewhere between the two. The netbook is 10.25" x 7" x 7/8"-1 3/8", but something that would let me fit the power brick in too would be great.
Question by CameronSS 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hello- I have been trying to figure out a way to incorporate marine speakers and an amplifier into a standalone system to take on river trips. Ideally, the setup would also be solar powered (or at least have the battery and MP3 player be solar-rechargeable) for long trips. I would appreciate any advice as to how I would go about determining what kind of battery, amp, speakers, and panels would need to be used. Also, any advice on wiring the setup to hook up to an ipod that would allow music playback and ipod charging would be great! Ideally, the whole setup would be under $100. Thanks!
Topic by pepperetters 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Right now, I am in the process of building a small tethered submarine that is only about 1 foot long. There will be an external light module on it. So far I have a cluster of LEDs and a 9v battery holder that are both waterproof, but I do not have a way of turning the lights on and off that is waterproof. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to waterproof a switch or where to buy a waterproof switch?
Question by macgyver603 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Does anyone have an recommendations on how to waterproof the bases in a planter box made from pallets? Picture a pallet standing up. The bases on each runner/rail have been filled with a piece of wood. I tried this once before and just used silicone around the join but it was no use, water still came through when I watered the plants. What would be a clean, simple way to water tight the edges of the bases? I've attached an image of what we are trying to create. A friend suggested just adding rubber to each planter compartment.
Topic by dougfirr 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I am designing a cover for a kayak and having a stretchy, waterproof cover would make the other parts of the design a whole lot easier.
Question by drdunc1000 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to make laser using the diode from a dvd drive and a mini maglite. I was wondering if i could make it waterproof like the one in the waterproof laser instrucatble
Question by carlhelstrom 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I need to protect the video (BNC) and power (rca) connectors, so they can withstand the outdoors and not rust/degrade. The shell needs to be removable so I can access/detach the connectors and relocate the cctv cam/cable. I could use a plastic bag with tape - but prefer something like a box I can open without tape/tools.pic http://www.pbase.com/enterprise/image/110062078 All ideas appreciated! Thanks
Topic by 222fbj 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I've been looking for waterproof momentary switches, and the such, and was planning on a sort of plexiglass/silicon enclosure for the main electronics. It just has to be playable, not looking to set any records on it, more of just something cool to play with than a rock band expert's ultimate plaything. This is for use inside of a pool at a friend of mine's pool parties (shallow end) on the projector screen. Every other part of the electronics setup is directly poolside, a safe distance away, and raise away from the pool slightly. I'm tech savvy, and could probably figure this out, but as any DIYer knows, sometimes other people see an easier way that should have been apparent from the get-go, haha.
Question by silly_world 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
MIni wind turbine blades: Hi I am 12 years old and my hobbie is building and electronics. I am making a MINI WIND TURBINE that has to be waterproof. I am making it out of an old wind up torch. Everything is covered apart from the blades. I do not want to spend any money and buy one of the internet and i cannot really use metal because it is a mini wind turbine. I live in england and i do not have a local hobbie shop near me so any ideas will be apreciated. (if thats how you spell it)
Question by Guitarmanandy 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Ok, so i'm going on a canoe trip with scouts, and i'm just wondering how i can constantly blast nyan cat from my canoe. I can't bring an ipod, and it has to be somewhat water proof. NOTE: I will only use this to torment people SOMEtimes.
Question by the poodleo 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hello, I have an iPhone 5s and want to make a durable waterproof case for that, specifically for white water rafting. So I have an outline plan and want your inputs if I am doing something wrong or if you have a better suggestion. 1) Get a plastic box in which iphone cases come (some thing like this but which is strong http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v3/1574895035_1/iphone_5s_case_hard_plastic_box.jpg) 2) Get a rubber seal and fit it exactly for the size. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/AlwAAOxyOalTYCK2/$_35.JPG 3) Make a wrist strap with some elastic and make a holder for iphone with it. This holder is needed to keep the phone in place on hand and when I want to take the pic I can easily get it off, shoot and put it back. 4) Fish wire. This will be used to connect the actual phone case and wrist strap so if I drop the phone it still remains with me or use a retractable cable to make it more professional. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZbiJQuOsL._SX466_.jpg So far this is my idea, what do you guys think about it ?
Topic by Bosco Don 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I want to mak a kinetic light using high-powered LEDs to produce glitter line through a thin layer of agitated turbulent water in a wall mounted shelf. So, this gives me a few questions, but let me start with the idea I've got. I want to seperate a shelving unit (preferably solid wood not particleboard with some decent HxDxW) into two compartments. A glass sheet would be slid into grooves onto the side supports. The upper portion of the shelving unit would then be wood, waterproofed with some thin styrene plastic sheets. The bottom would then be composed of a large aluminum sheet (recessed slightly upwards for astheatics) which would house several LEDs in addition to the power adapter and voltage regulator. This would likely follow the "powering high powered LED" tutorial's alternate power source to the pucks. At this point a small pump would be placed into the upper compartment along with just enough water to submerge the pump to a safe level. Perhaps a small recess would be included in the top to allow instant colour shifts by using stained clear plastic sheets (this would reduce total illumination, but these are to be mood/ambient accents not primary lighting source) to avoid any of the more expensive/complex colour shifting lamps. The big question I have at this point is how thermally safe this would be, and how much LED I would actually need to achieve decent brightness. Also, I would prefer if the bottom was modular enough I could remove and work on it without dissasembling the entire assembly, but this may not be possible. Finally, I was wondering if I could run the heatsink material up the ront of the shelf, past the glass, and into the water (this should give great heat dissipation) and have a SAFE and STABLE waterproof join between a flush glass-metal joint with possible use of epoxy and/or silicone caulking. Anything not specified in here I'm uncertain of how to do exactly. So! If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or awareness that this is pure madness (or has a better way t oget those glitter lines i lust for) please let me know.
Topic by JRGumby 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago