Testing out the silicone enclosure mold

A project log for The BYTE

A hands free universal interface

oneohmoneohm 08/29/2021 at 00:420 Comments

Rather than using an off the shelf silicone enclosure, the new version will feature custom silicone over-molding. The idea is to better seal the sensors and to adapt the shape so it is better suited for the functionality.

The mold was 3D printed and filled with a food grade clear silicone material. Below is the first test curing.

Here is the finished part straight out of the mold:

Other than some bubbles due to inadequate degassing it turned out really well. A new degassing chamber just arrived and will be used for subsequent tests.