Configure a Fake Gripper

Configure a fake gripper to test implementing a gripper on your machine without any physical hardware:

Navigate to the CONFIGURE tab of your machine’s page in the Viam app. Click the + icon next to your machine part in the left-hand menu and select Component. Select the gripper type, then select the fake model. Enter a name or use the suggested name for your gripper and click Create.

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

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

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

Test the gripper

After you configure your gripper, navigate to the CONTROL tab and select the dropdown panel dedicated to the gripper. Use the buttons to open and close the gripper.

The gripper component in the control tab

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