Configure a Fake Generic Component

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

Configure a fake component 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 generic type, then select the fake model. Enter a name for your generic component and click Create.

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

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

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

Test the generic component

After you configure your generic component, navigate to the Control tab and select the dropdown panel dedicated to the generic component. Use the card to send arbitrary commands to the resource with DoCommand().

The generic component in the control tab.

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