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Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?
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Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?

by nsquidc on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:40 pm

So I'm not looking to go scuba diving with the Timesquare on, but I do have a three year-old, so it would be nice to be able to make this watch resistant to occasional splashes.

Does anyone have good, simple suggestions on making the Timesquare more water resistant? (i.e. not requiring a 3D printer.) On a related note, how water-resistant is the surface of a LED matrix?

Thanks!
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Re: Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:05 am

This might be a good solution for the internals: http://learn.adafruit.com/neverwet-electronics
The matrix surface itself should be pretty water-resistant.

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Re: Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?

by mrose17 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:38 pm

i'm not really keen on the post-facto white-film part (-;

what about something like clear heat shrink? e.g., something similar to http://www.adafruit.com/products/1020 ?

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Re: Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:42 pm

Heat-shrink does come in diameters large enough to do the whole watch, but battery access would be a problem.

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Re: Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?

by mrose17 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:00 pm

sadly true. well, i'm waiting for the 144LED/m to be available with sheathing... there will be much joy in sacramento when i get the 'back in stock' email on that...

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Re: Timesquare - Waterproofing tips?

by Al on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:57 am

Hi
i am actually doing some mods to a watch also, and i am using some RTV3145
it will encase it and isolate it, and whenever you need to change the battery you can just swab it with some alcohol and it will become flexible and easy to remove
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