This is my first post, so I would like to say hello to the all users.
I started my adventure with the Node Red couple weeks ago.
It is a truly amazing tool. After the short training I managed to create a quite complex flow that I would like to deploy as the machine terminal to gather information about production and downtime reasons.
I'm planning to use an RPI and touch screen as the HMI. Most of the information will be either pulled from the database or I'm planning to use a bar-code scanner to minimise the chance of making mistakes. There is one option which will require manual input to collect information about scrap.
This is where I hit the wall as there is nothing that I can find that will work for me.
I only need a numeric input.
I tried Matchbox-keyboard. I cannot get it running in to pop up mode. The only alternative I have is to have it in the start bar. This is not an option as I would like to run the Pi in the kiosk mode.
I tried Florence, but its unstable and keep crashing.
I also tried to move the Scrap Reporting on two different screens and then to create a numeric buttons to feed a form on different screen, but I failed to succeed.
The other information I was able to find are beyond my understanding.
It is difficult to believe that NODE RED is missing this functionality or there is no working solution/instruction
that a newbie like me can follow.
All help will be highly appreciated.