Control widgets such Switch or Slider allows easy remote device control right from Ubidots Dashboards.

Table of Contents

1. Create a Switch widget.
2. Create a Slider widget.
3. Additional information.

1. Create a Switch widget

The "Switch" widget is a simple on/off function that remotely controls a device using variable settings of "1" or "0". For example, you have connected a device to your garage door. By setting a variable to "1" a user can open the garage door. Conversely a "0" command will close the door.

Following the below steps you will be able to create a Switch widget to shift a variable between defined states:

Step 1: Click on the top-right "+" button. Drawer menu with widgets options opens.
Step 2: Click on Switch. Drawer menu displays setup options.
Step 3: Add the variables to control.
IMPORTANT NOTE: if widget is Dynamic, that is, on a Dynamic Dashboard, you need to write down the labels of the variables to control.

Step 4: Enter On/Off values and messages.
Step 5: Choose color with the color picker.
Step 6: Name the widget to display a title.
Step 7: Save the configuration.

2. Create a Slider widget

The "Slider" widget let users control devices remotely in a range of values assigned.
Following the below steps you will be able to create a Slider widget to shift a variable between defined states:

Step 1: Click on the top-right "+" button. Drawer menu with widgets options opens.
Step 2: Click on Slider. Drawer menu displays setup options.
Step 3: Add the variables to control.
IMPORTANT NOTE: if widget is Dynamic, that is, on a Dynamic Dashboard, you need to write down the labels of the variables to control.

Step 4: Enter maximum and minimum values, and step.
Step 5: Choose color with the color picker.
Step 6: Name the widget to display a title.
Step 7: Select vertical or horizontal display
Step 8: Save the configuration.

2. Additional Information.

The following video provides additional steps-by-step instructions to creating your first control widget in Ubidots for Education.

Now that you have the idea how the Control Widgets works, check one out in action. This video and device are presented and powered by Verse Technology, creators of the GOBLIN 2.

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