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Offline Repmo

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Virtual Keyboard
« on: April 16, 2011, 11:05:42 PM »
Hello  ;D

I work for now on small lathe that I have installed tablet touch PC with smooth Stepper, this machine do not have hardware keyboard , only 4 push button for jogging and selector for select  rapid, feed or step
for this that work very good...

My problem is for input the number in DRO readout and the Gcode in MDI lines...  my tablet pc work on windows 7, I use for now the windows7 virtual keyboard.   when I want setup DRO I need to open keyboard before, touch the DRO, and try to input the number on a very small button in small screen...

I will like to create my own keyboard with only the 10 number and important letter (XYZAGMFSIJK).  create keyboard was easy, but How Can I create or read an event when I push DRO readout ?  when I touch DRO readout, my keyboard need to turn on...
Do you know if mach3 can call external program or macro when I touch a DRO or MDI line ??????

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Re: Virtual Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 01:30:29 PM »
You could try a small usb keyboard, they make a few for the playstations and couch internet surfers. They come in handy if you need to edit the code or tool tables!

I have a touch screen on my bench (wall) next to the machine. And I have a wireless mouse and keyboard that go on a shelf when not in use.

ps. logitec has a combo that only uses 1 usb port for both mouse and keyboard, wireless
« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 01:32:47 PM by TramAlot »

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Re: Virtual Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 07:19:01 AM »
I do not want use usb keyboard, this machine was very small and a keyboard will give poor look....
Re: Virtual Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 11:46:09 AM »
If you dock your task bar on the left and go in the touch screen keyboard setup and have the keyboard dock upper left you just need to tap it and it flys out. A pen type stylus works well on small screens. even my 24 in monitor is hard for some things with out a stylus
Re: Virtual Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 04:48:14 PM »

You will need a flash touch screen interface to do that.

Edit, or this:
« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 04:51:02 PM by jrobson »