Configure a Web Gamepad

Configuring a webgamepad input controller allows you to use a web-based gamepad as a device to communicate with your machine.


Use the following configuration for an input controller of model webgamepad:

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 input_controller type, then select the webgamepad model. Enter the name WebGamepad and click Create.

An example configuration for a web-based gamepad input controller component in the Viam App config builder

  "components": [
      "name": "WebGamepad",
      "model": "webgamepad",
      "type": "input_controller",
      "namespace": "rdk",
      "attributes": {},
      "depends_on": []

Test the input controller

After you configure your input controller, navigate to the CONTROL tab and select the dropdown panel dedicated to the input controller. View the current value of each input on your controller.

The input controller component in the control tab of the Viam app.


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