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Old May 12th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #1
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Underwater housing for A-1 and HC-1

I needed an uw-housing with a port for cabels and Lanc-controller.
Fastener on the sides, and on the top. One that I could drill and glue on, without spoiling a 3000$ housing.
With some experience from carbon vacuum moulding, I had to try to make one myself.
And now the first is ready for testing.
I can see that I have to make some minor adjustments, but the first test went fine.
Underwater Lanc-controller is in the making just now.
Do anyone have an idea howe to make small watertight push-buttons?

If someone are interrested, perhaps I can make some more this fall.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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that's amazing! unfortunately i don't get much of a chance to dive any more, but if i did i'd want to use that
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Old July 28th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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Just wondering how this is going? Did you find any push buttons?

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Old July 29th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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I forgot about this.

You might start with the Omron B3WN-6002 switch, assuming you can get them in Norway. They claim it is water tight. but make no claims as to how resistant it is. At least that helps prevent humidity from becoming a problem. On top of that, I would probably use some sort of membrane material, with maybe a silicone sealant. I'd probably suggest keeping the buttons panel in a separate compartment that is sealed away from the camera.
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