DIY Waterproof remote


#303

Hi Clarin,
your post is one year old, is it still your interest to find a sensor for the height of the board relative to the water surface? I have an idea how one can solve this problem very smooth and cheap! I’m a beginner with efoil building, but as an electronic engineer I plan to integrate such a sensor in my efoil and let the controller board regulate the flying height.
Best regards,
Chris


#304

@Skysurfer I am glad to see other EE engineers around. I have been working on a auto pilot kind of controller for efoil with resistive water depth sensor from adafruit. Eventually the goal is to have a controller can do cruise type of ride mode, throttle curve and lots of other stuff. It might be possible add some control surfaces on the wings for assisted ride


#305

I just wanted to follow up and let you know this fixed ALL the problems with the remote. I removed the ACK and speed up to 2MBPS. Its unbelievable the change. The remote is super responsive now, great modulation and NO delays. Thank you so much for the tips!!


#306

Are these available? I would like one and furthermore we can perhaps adapt this into a paddle shaft?!


#307

Is this tube off the shelf? Or designed your self?


#308

Is this tube/housing off the shelf or designed your self?


#309

Hi!
I want to show you my easy waterproof remote.

It’s the circuit from a maytech remote (from Alien power) slightly modyfied to fit inside a 100% 3d printed housing (petg / tpu) covered with epoxy.
It does not use a hall-sensor. Instead the throttle is mechanically connected with strong magnets to move the poti on the inside.


#310

Great design. Looks good


#311

Hi, I found a waterproof remote on Aliexpress and the first impression is good! Not the case is waterproof, but the electronic components inside. Nice idea I think. Up to now I have made no tests in the water. I will try later.


#312

suggest you make more coating on the circuit board and the battery connection before salt water test