I have put together a sitting standing desk and all but one part works. The bit I would like some advice on is how to dynamically raise the keyboard/mouse surface to switch between ergonomic standing and sitting workstation heights.
- It is very important for use that this height adjustment can be done very easily,
- essentially in one move, and definitely without requiring any unscrewing and without needing any kind of tool use.
- At the same time, I'm not looking for an electrically powered lift, but a mechanical manual design.
- and the keyboard and mouse need to stay flat horizontal throughout the raise
A) I have a solution in mind, but the current issue I have is I do not know how the component I am looking for is called :) So I cannot search for it or order it, which I would like to do. It is a metal component, one of which is attached to each side of the keyboard surface, but explaining it with words is not easy, so I made a video showing the component made out of Lego
Do you know what this kind of component is called? Or even better, where such components are sold?
B) Maybe there is a better dynamic mechanical solution? Maybe this component will not hold, although I'm sure I have seen it somewhere working?
P.S. What I have is not actually a desk as such
- but a shelving unit based on http://www.shelfstore.co.uk/thesystem.asp
- And the keyboard surface is actually a shelf on a slide http://www.shelfstore.co.uk/component_details.asp?component_type_id=46&submit_action=component_find
- And it has shelves above the keyboard surface to hold the computer displays
- and can provide support from either above or on the sides if needed (unlike a desk)
P.P.S. This question is related in general aim to this one How do I make a height adjustable desk? but my question is a bit more specific and has design constraints in mind.