Repair hole on the "piece-of-paper" on the case


#1

Hi,
recently a stupid bird decided to break my ruuviTag case hole, making it no more resistant to dust and rain:

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What can I do for fixing it? I have to use my ruuvi outdoor so protection from the weather is essential, but I don’t want to completely isolate the sensor from the external world because I probably will get completely wrong temp measurements. I also received a completely transparent case but I think it’s too sealed and I will not get accurate temp measurements.
Any advice on how to fix it?
Many thanks!


#2

The transparent case I’m talking about is this:


#3

Isolating the sensor won’t produce wrong temps, it will only produce wrong humidity and pressure measurements.


#4

Yes but will produce certainly a considerable delay in the temperature measures. Also, I’m planning to use it as a weather station so humidity and pressure is essential.


#5

The “piece-of-paper” is a watertight breathing sticker, so searching for something like “IP67 breathing sticker” or “IP67 breathable membrane” should find some places selling those kind of stickers for sure. :slight_smile:


#6

Thanks! But I’m not able to find it in any trusted store with the name you provided…


#7

https://ruuvi.slack.com/archives/C07CY5M5G/p1515395500000192
See what this man has done.


#8

But it worked with medical tape?


#9

It seems birds like RuuviTag sticker :smile:
It’s not so easy to find this kind of membrane but you can contact sales@ruuvi.com and we can figure out the problem.


#10

Now in the second winter my outdoor Ruuvitag too became interesting to some bird. Which resulted in a hole in the sticker. Do we still contact Ruuvi sales?

The lid could maybe be designed as dual layer with air intake channels so the sticker would be protected.


#11

Design could be changed but it will cause rather big expenses and this is quite rare issue. :slight_smile:
Just, sent an email to same address.


#12

Hello Henri
Could you provide some data on the membrane that are original used ?
Would be nice for other types of DIY projects.


#13

These membranes are not available in small quantities as far as I know. More information available here https://www.gore.com/products/categories/venting?view=portable-electronic-vents


#14

I used a piece of that breathable sticking plaster for wounds, its called microporous tape here in the UK.
Seems to work and pennies in Boots the Chemist.


#15

That’s good idea!