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lucan07
22-05-2016, 10:09 PM
Got fed up of hoovering the keyboards to remove aluminium chips and Dust so decided to try out a dust & waterproof solution.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01ACSYWUI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Quite surprised at the responsiveness of the rubber keyboards now some of the early ones were pretty cr@p to say the least, a quick blast with the air line or even a swill under the tap now and no more sticking keys because I blew a chip into the keyboard, and nothing gets to hide underneath.

magicniner
23-05-2016, 10:36 AM
I mount my keyboard at a high level, the monitor is on a swing-out wall mount and the keyboard is just under it on a Heath-Robinson affair knocked up from plywood and superglue ;-)

- Nick

Doddy
23-05-2016, 11:15 AM
Google KYBNA-SIL-MINCBK - I got one of these for fifteen quid of eBay a while ago. I'm not keen on the mouse control but the keyboard is fine - and like you say, a quick blast from an airline gets rid of all the chips.

johnsattuk
23-05-2016, 12:11 PM
Google KYBNA-SIL-MINCBK - I got one of these for fifteen quid of eBay a while ago. I'm not keen on the mouse control but the keyboard is fine - and like you say, a quick blast from an airline gets rid of all the chips.

I also use one of these and like the size and the feel of the keys, I do use a seperate mouse

A_Camera
27-05-2016, 10:04 AM
Looks nice. It is a good idea that it is easy to clean, though I don't have such issues so it isn't for me. I am using a wireless, small keyboard (not rubber, like yours) which is easy to move around with, but I don't often need to handle the CNC with that one. I also have a dedicated numeric keypad, which is wired, because wired communication is more reliable than wireless. I would hate if the keyboard would for any reason lose contact with the PC at any critical moment or would not react exactly when I wanted it to react.

Ger21
27-05-2016, 10:26 PM
I picked up one of these to use for my next machine.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/iKey-Keyboard-with-Integrated-Pointing-Device-DU-5K-USB-116-Keys-800128302-/321901317490?hash=item4af2d04d72:g:9lQAAOSwAYtWKpF A

needleworks
15-06-2016, 11:46 PM
Not so cheap but I use one of these, you could even use it in the mill with flood coolant running !
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/keysonic-ksk-5230-in-keyboard-waterproof-ip-68-rated-with-touchpad-usb