If you’re developing an Arduino-based project, you normally expect to either not expose it to the elements, or find a case that can keep it relatively safe. On the other hand, there are many use cases where it’d be good to deploy this small processor and not have to worry about its “physical health.”
The ArduECU, now on Kickstarter, steps in to fill this need with an assembly that’s already IP69K rated (waterproof), and is shown in its intro video being run over, hit with a hammer, and having water poured over it. Out of the box, the device can work with high-current applications.
As you might suspect from the name, it can also be employed in automotive applications, and can be used with a CAN bus network to interact with vehicle or other machine data. Additionally, the system supports SoDeSys, meaning it can be programmed in ladder logic and other formats that will be familiar to controls engineers.