Fable

About Fable

Fable is a Danish developed from Shape Robotics, developed at Technical University of Denmark - DTU. Fable makes it fun and easy to teach the STEM courses, and the user friendly modules makes it easier for the students to explore and learn about robotics. Fable is connected by different modules you click together in different ways. There is almost no limits how to connect the modules, hence the students get the opportunity to create some unique robots with senses and movements in a few minutes. The robots consists of 3 types of modules: Function, build and extension modules. By combining these modules with each other, the students have so many opportunities to build all kind of robots, either from free imagination or robots which actually solve a real problem. It is possible to use both block programming and text based programming, which makes Fable well suited for students from 3rd grade in primary school to high school, regardless experience.

PURPOSE

The purpose of Fable is to give the students knowledge and an interest for robotics and programming in a fun, easy and effective way. The design of the programming tools makes it possible to differentiate the teaching, and it supports the students in moving from the visual programming language to the more powerful text based programming language. Today the visual programming language is Blockly that gives an easy going-to introduction to programming, as well as the text based programming language, Python.

Innovation

As an open source system with advanced functionality, Fable allows the students to be creative and innovative, and creating prototypes of robots, that can solve real world problems, or just be used as robots for fun.

Programming

Robots has to be programmed to do something. Regardless any previously experience with programming, students can quick and easily getting started with Fable. The simple block programming (Blockly) allows everyone to program a robot. Besides it is possible to use text based programming for the more experienced students, so there will never be a top limit for, how much the experienced student can be challenged.

Biology

Biology and technology melts together with Fable. The students can make experiments with biological inspired robots, like walking or flying robots. The robot becomes a model of the biology.

Mathematics

Robots and mathematics goes hand in hand, as many robots are controlled with mathematic functions. Angles, percents, functions and other mathematic terms can suddenly become fun, when it is concretized through the work with Fable.

Science

With motors and precise sensors, Fable can easily be used to science experiments like discovering power or movements. Data can be logged so you have the opportunity to analyze them afterwards, and in that way combine science and mathematics.

SPECIFICATIONS

Fable consists of 3 modules. A function module, which makes it possible for the robot to move. The students can develop a computer program that uses the functionality of the module to give the robot the desired behaviour. The module consists of a rechargeable battery, a small computer and has wireless communication with a dongle. The dongle can be connected to a computer with USB or a tablet with Bluetooth. A build module that does not consist any electronics, but makes it easy to build with the system. The modules are accessible in different types, which means you can build both simple and complex robots. Finally there is the extension modules, which opens the system to be combined with other systems. For example, the robot can be mounted with a LEGO®, a smartphone that runs Skype, a 3D printet robot head, or the laser pointer that is included to the product.

Fable Entry Set

Makes it possible for 1-3 users in 1 group to get an introduction to robotics. It consists the following components: 

  • 1 x Joint module with two strong servo motors
  • 1 x Dongle for wireless programming
  • 1 x Lego connector module
  • 1 x 4XY building module
  • 1 x Connector module for 3D-printed parts
  • 1 x Laser pointer
  • 1 x Box with base stand
  • 1 x USB charger
  • Free access to online learning platform

Fable Medium Set

The Fable Medium Set allows 4-12 users in 1-4 groups to build and program advanced robots. The Medium Set contains all these elements:

  • 4 x Joint module with two strong servo motors
  • 4 x Dongle for wireless programming
  • 4 x Lego connector module
  • 4 x 4XY building module
  • 4 x Connector module for 3D-printed parts
  • 4 x Laser pointer
  • 4 x Box with base stand
  • 2 x Smartphone holder (for The Fable Face App)
  • 1 x Desk charging station
  • Free access to online learning platform

Fable Classroom Set

Allows 10-30 users in 1-10 groups to build and program advanced robots. The Class Set contains all these elements:

  • 10 x Joint module with two strong servo motors
  • 10 x Dongle for wireless programming
  • 10 x Lego connector module
  • 10 x 4XY building module
  • 10 x Connector module for 3D-printed parts
  • 10 x Laser pointer
  • 10 x Box with base stand
  • 5 x Smart phone holder (for The Fable Face App)
  • 2 x Desk charging station
  • Free access to online learning platform

Fable Standard Set

The Fable Standard Set allows 2-6 users in 1-2 groups to build and program advanced robots. The Standard Set contains all these elements:

  • 2 x Joint module with two strong servo motors
  • 2 x Dongle for wireless programming
  • 2 x Lego connector module
  • 2 x 4XY building module
  • 2 x Connector module for 3D-printed parts
  • 2 x Laser pointer
  • 2 x Box with base stand
  • 2 x USB charger
  • 1 x Smartphone holder (for The Fable Face App)
  • Free access to online learning platform

Fable Large Set

The Fable Large Set allows 5-15 users in 1-5 groups to build and program advanced robots. The Large Set contains all these elements:

  • 5 x Joint module with two strong servo motors
  • 5 x Dongle for wireless programming
  • 5 x Lego connector module
  • 5 x 4XY building module
  • 5 x Connector modules for 3D-printed parts
  • 5 x Laser pointer
  • 5 x Box with base stand
  • 3 x Smartphone holder (for The Fable Face App)
  • 1 Desk charging station
  • Free access to online learning platform