Angled Keyboard Slide

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The design requires a clean simple method with minimized parts and manufacturing costs. Product is low volume, 250 to 500 pieces per year. We are interested in minimizing capital tooling costs. Design challenge is to design a keyboard slide platform that sits at a 32.5 degree angle (see attached documents). Keyboard slide needs to easily lock in upward position when not in use, and needs to easily be released and slide downward when in use. The keyboard slide is on a cart platform, so when the cart is being moved around, if it gets bumped, we do not want the keyboard slide to dislodge and slip into the down position.
* Minimized parts
* Clean aesthetic
* Smooth operation
Don't Wants:
Alot of visble sliding hardware. Design needs to be clean with minimized exposed hardware such as fasteners, draw slides, etc.
  1. SolidWorks (2013)
  2. IGES or STEP


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1st Winner
May 5, 2016 5:57
#22 Keyboard Slide Mk2 by Ivanus
May 6, 2016 12:52
#4 Desk Slide Fenders by Decker
Apr 8, 2016 22:05
Apr 11, 2016 17:16
#3 K-Tray Concept & STEP files by Bezaleel - Precision Mechanical Design
Apr 7, 2016 17:24
#6 Angled Keyboard Slide by Jack Burke
Apr 10, 2016 15:09
#11 Angled Keyboard Slide by SaketCad
Apr 24, 2016 9:25
#21 Angled keyboard slide by Johan
May 6, 2016 2:06
#20 Angled keyboard slide johan by Johan
May 6, 2016 2:00
#16 Angled Keyboard Slide Concept by benito
May 4, 2016 21:43
#15 Stronger, less expensive Angled Keyboard by mfgtechmal
May 4, 2016 21:32
#13 keyboard by Rajan Kumar Verma
Apr 29, 2016 19:59
#10 angeled keyboard slide by Anekant Jain
Apr 22, 2016 16:16
#9 Keyboard Mechanism by Mahbub
Apr 19, 2016 21:16
#5 Angled Keyboard Slide by Jack Burke
Apr 10, 2016 14:26
#2 Angled Keyboard Slide by jdunc1148
Apr 7, 2016 14:41




Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:26:52 +0000
I'm Honored to be selected as the winner!..Thank you RickG. And to all the design entries,...well done:)
Thu, 19 May 2016 02:52:09 +0000
Who won?
Fri, 06 May 2016 16:08:25 +0000
My design are using inch and mm both.This is accurate and sliding function are also available



Tue, 03 May 2016 04:32:56 +0000
What environment with the finished product be used? Hospital, office, factory, dental? This will dictate materials to be used.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:01:01 +0000
Can later Solidwork versions be used
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:30:40 +0000
Hi, what material do you plan to use to construct the assembly?
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:12:29 +0000
@ RickG,

Could you please elaborate a little?

a. What are the actual use / purposes of this item? What you will place on the top inclined surface and on the bottom flat surface?
b. You need only the sliding mechanism of key-board according to the attached item, or you need the whole things to design?
c. The whole things will be like a wheeled trolley or not?
d. What will be the materials of construction?

Rupak B.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:33:06 +0000
Please specify if the dimensions in the PDF are in inch or mm.

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