Configure a fake Gantry

You can use a fake gantry to test implementing a gantry component on your robot without any physical hardware.

Configure a fake gantry as follows:

Navigate to the Config tab of your robot’s page in the Viam app. Click on the Components subtab and click Create component. Select the gantry type, then select the fake model. Enter a name for your gantry and click Create.

An example configuration for a fake gantry in the Viam app Config Builder.

  "name": "<your-fake-gantry-name>",
  "model": "fake",
  "type": "gantry",
  "namespace": "rdk",
  "attributes": {}

No attributes are available for fake gantries. See GitHub for API call return specifications.

Test the gantry

Once your gantry is configured and connected, go to the Control tab and click on the gantry’s dropdown panel.

Use the panel to adjust the position of the actuator on the axis and check whether it moves as expected.

Gantry control panel.

If the gantry does not appear on the Control tab, or if you notice unexpected behavior, check your robot’s Logs tab for errors, and review the configuration.

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