After Saturday, I'll be slowing down the pace of blog posting to once or twice weekly until the big day. Hopefully the deluge of posts this week has been entertaining.
Meanwhile, for Saturday a GPS is somewhat important. With the Locosys LS20031 GPS back in business, it was time to mount it. But it's just a bare board with four holes in it. No protection from the elements.
What if it snows or rains during the 2011 Sparkfun AVC? What if a piece of gravel kicks up in just the wrong way?
I thought and searched and finally decided on a perfect, compact, $4 enclosure: a container of Oral B Guide dental floss! (Or, use the floss first and it's free!)
Open the lid, crack the case, pull out the metal floss cutter and the floss, and the tinted window. Then clip the floss spool post.
|LS20031, upside down, stuck to case back|
|Hope the connector fits...|
|Ooo, I nailed it!|
|Not bad for $4 and a few minutes' work|
For an added bonus, the GPS indicator LED is clearly visible through the case as a red glow. Cool.