Here's a proposal for an inexpensive box with analog and digital I/O and a water-resistant case and display.


  • Arduino shield
  • 2x16 or so character LCD
  • Small set of buttons (6-8)
  • Shaft encoder knob
  • DAC and ADC (higher quality than built-in ones)

Note that this is "almost" the ubiquitous "LCD keypad shield" but slightly re-imagined for easy mount on a flat panel, and using more robust weather-proof switches.


  • 800AWSP9VS2QE switch
  • 800AC1BLKCAP cap (black) or 800AC2REDCAP (red)
  • MOP-AL162A-BYFY-25J-3IN - LCD display
  • PEC11R-4220K-S0024 - rotary encoder w/ switch
  • MAX5214/5216 DAC - SPI DAC 14/16 bits buffered rail-to-rail (external reference) 5V supply - drive 10k load
  • MAX11101 ADC - SPI 14-bit SAR 5V supply
  • MAX9615 - rail-to-rail op-amp 10mA output
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