My current project involves embedding an MPU6050 accelerometer into straps, one of which goes below the knee, the other above the knee.
I need to fit the sensor into the strap and currently i have 6-core multi-threaded wire soldered directly into the board. This doesn't facilitate the greatest of long term stability, as too much strain and the wires will just pull out and break.
What I am wondering is if it is OK to:
- cover the wire side of the board in glue from a hot glue gun? Would this have any possible conductivity issues or risk damaging the wires or board itself?
- If it is OK to use the hot glue, would it be possible to cover the entire MPU6050 in the glue without compromising performance. This would leave me with a really solid sensor for embedding if so!
Any answers to the above questions would be greatly appreciated and I would be extremely grateful for any alternative options as well. I would like to keep the wires soldered into the board as it is extremely tidy and makes for easier embedding than if I were to use another connector.