Project image
)}
$424
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 15 2012 1:44 AM UTC +00:00
$424
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 15 2012 1:44 AM UTC +00:00

About

Optional UI
Optional UI

you can also visit www.diveduino.com for more news or this thread on scubaboard : http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/do-yourself-diy/420179-dive-depth-logger-arduino.html

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To begin i present you the Diveduino, i am an active diver and i love electronics so i decided to log my  dives with something made by my self,  why? because my divecomputer is not sophisticated and also i would need to buy like a $100 dollar cable that it is worth  6 dollars to produce.

So as you see on the videos i have funded all of this by my self, i suggest also to take a look at www.diveduino.com where i have some more information.

Right now i reach to the stage where i need the help of the community to continue funding the project. I have 3 boards ready to be assembled, but i need some funding to buy the components and test it. 

Board for the project
Board for the project

After finishing this stage, i am sure we have the hardware working, because the software is easy(already working), i will give you the functions and my program so you can program it how you want it or make the UI  how you want it.

I did not want to put more holes on the housing, so how do you turn it on? i put a reed switch that keeps magnetized, so no buttons needed.

The challenge is the housing and the sensor mounting since i am not a professional mechanical designer i am open to suggestions.

So this is what i am thinking for doing that, i will ask a friend that is mechanical designer if it sounds logical. the sensor has to be exposed and this is what is suggested on the manufacturer data sheet

http://www.meas-spec.com/downloads/MS5541-30C.pdf (page 20)

Sensor, oring and edge of housing.. this is the idea to mount it, of course it will have something to hold the sensor in place, but the oring is the one making the sealing
Sensor, oring and edge of housing.. this is the idea to mount it, of course it will have something to hold the sensor in place, but the oring is the one making the sealing

This are the two goals :

-Buy more components to test the pcb board

-Finish the housing design and send it to the machine shop.

-Test it on a dive( if it is not to cold) or in my local dive shop pressure chamber.

Thanks guys.

Risks and challenges

As i stated the sensor mounting is the problem why? because i though it was going to be easy, the first try i just press fit it and put some sillicion, yes on the pool was good at 8 feet but when i took it to real dives on the gulf of mexico at 80 feet it began to leak water through the sensor mounting hole so this is no good and i need to put more thinking on this. So if you guys think you can do it and want to share designs, you are more welcome to do it. I have 2 machine shops where they can do this of course not for free, but i will talk to them to give us a good price and maybe help with the design.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    I appreciate your donation so you will appear as contributor with your name on the webpage.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    I would like to thank you for this and i will send you a 5" x 7" 2013 Calendar with a random picture taken by me on my diving adventures.

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyMYFgw

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCa43Qq

    See in the updates section for an example

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    PCB Board only( you can buy components)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Board and components assembled or just ready to be solder.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)