Meet the newest addition to our family – Fable Spin. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes here at Shape Robotics HQ to bring you a very exciting and completely NEW Fable module. With Fable Spin you can transform your Fable robot to move on wheels. Now more than ever you can do even more with your Fable robot. It simply requires clicking the modular wheels in place and the possibilities are endless. Fable Spin is jam packed with new features and is great fun straight out of the box.
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The key features of Fable Spin:
The Fable Spin module has four connectors two of which can rotate
The module has unlimited 360 degree rotation with speed-up to 80 RPM
Includes sensor array with 3 sensors that can each measure color (RGB), ambient light and distance measurements
The connectors have relative encoder feedback with a resolution of 0.12 degrees
There is infrared communication between robots with a range of up 2 meters
With these Fable Spin features you can avoid obstacles, perform search and rescue missions, use Fable as a surveillance robot and even follow lines. Fable could become the new star forward in your football team or host your School’s first sumo wrestling match. The possibilities are endless – you decide!
Fable Spin comes in multiple sets and with different options for each set.
Fable Play! is a module of Fable Spin but formulated specifically to play! The Fable Play! solution consists of two Fable spin modules that have the ability to interact with each other for an extremely fun, challenging and educational experience. All you need to do is click the modular wheels in place on both robots and the possibilities are endless. With Fable Play you have all you need to get the game started. The modules are set up so that they can react and respond to the action of the other. You can play football, tag or event simulate meeting a celebrity.
The Fable Go! solution provides all of the basics for a comprehensive start. You will receive one complete Fable Spin module set packed with all of the features including sensors, lights, fun accessories and more. Fable Go! is ready made fun straight out of the box.
Fable Spin class set!
This solution is a complete teaching solution to have fable spinning across the entire classroom. The solution includes ten Fable Spin modules, enough to ensure all students get a head start.
Once Fable spin has arrived there will also be new Markerspace and Makerspace+ sets. These will consist of everything you need for Fable (joint modules) plus the new Spin modules and they will be packed with a loads of accessories for both the spin and normal fable. This means more Fable, more fun, more education, and you can explore all of the best Fable offers in one set.
Fable Spin will be officially launched at Bett in London the 23rd of January 2019. You can pre-order now and save! Delivery in Denmark and the UK will be mid February 2019 and international shipping will be from March 2019.
Want to be one of the first to have Fable Spin in your classroom? Click here to pre-order and save.
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We are looking for a superstar Teacher who is native English speaking and would be happy to be filmed for our new series of educational videos.
Ideally, you are Danish and English speaking and have some experience with Robots or coding in the classroom. You would be even more appealing to us if you have any experience with Fable, and/or either programs blockly or python. However, experience is not 100% necessary.
The filming of the videos is planned to take two full days and is to take place at our head office in Farum, Denmark.
In exchange for your time we will compensate you to cover your time OR in exchange for your time, we will send you a Fable classroom set to trial for free for a whole school term (normally 30 days)! In addition to this great offer – if you are Denmark based, our Head of Education, Jacob Kiellberg, will offer a workshop at your school on ‘Why STEM in the classrom? – and the future of programming’.
Apply by emailing email@example.com and tell us a little about yourself. Your name, location, favorite subjects to teach and if you are familiar with coding or robotics.
We would be ideally filming this November so applications will close on October 15th.
► Don’t forget to share this opportunity from our Facebook page with your teacher friends!
Fable robot demo kit is available in North America and many European countries. Take your classroom to the next level – order your 30-day free trial here.
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We have been looking very much forward to launching this new super cool Fable accessory – The Throwing Arm.
The Throwing Arm can be used for even more fun and engaging activities with the Fable robot(s). The Throwing Arm is made of fiberglass sheet which give the students the ability to develop and program a robot that can throw a ping pong ball.
The Throwing Arm can be purchased as a single item incl. a ping pong ball or as a set included a base 3D module and a 3D connector module.
You can also cut the Fable Throwing Arm yourself, by using the pdf-file we have saved on thingiverse.com as a guide . We are using 0,5 mm glass fiber material. You can also 3D print your own base for the Throwing Arm. We have made this part super easy for you with the model saved on thingiverse.com. Simply print the model and attach it on a Fable 3D connector module. See more details on thingiverse.com.
If you want to buy any Fable accessories or want to know more about the assortment of Fable, please do not hesitate to contact your preferred reseller or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also book a 30-day free trial of the Fable system, available in most European countries.
We, at Shape Robotics, love to follow the impact that Fable helps create for young people. This is a story about a Danish high school that started teaching Fable robotics and math to all first-year pupils.
Birkerød Gymnasium was one of the first high-schools to start using Fable and is one of our partners where we together test new ideas and develop educational materials. The high school has around 1000 pupils and is idyllically located not far from Copenhagen and less than 10 km away from the Shape Robotics headquarter in Farum.
Our collaboration with Birkerød Gymnasium began when Headmaster, Anders Kloppenborg, and a group of science and math teachers were looking for new ways to teach STEM topics to their pupils. Math and physics teachers Kasper Astrup Eriksen was the first to discover Fable when he read a story in the local technical university magazine that described our research and explained how simple the Fable system was to use even for younger pupils.
After getting their hands-on Fable, the teachers created a “Robotics Group” and scheduled regular meetings where they discussed and explored how they could use the Fable system in their teaching which ranges from physics to math and programming. Several ideas were tested with pupils, for example, how to teach linear regression with data assembled from a Fable robot equipped with a laser pointer.
When a local newspaper visited the high school, they asked why they choose to teach with robots:
“The robots are a good way to create interest in the complicated mathematics education”, says math teacher Randi Grange.
Today all 1-years pupils are being taught with Fable as interdisciplinary lessons in mathematics and physics. An example includes using sound to control a Fable robot. This is done using linear and non-linear equations to transform the sound data to angles for controlling the robot. This is how it looked like when the local TV station visited the school (TV2 Lorry, in Danish):
On top of the importance of motivating for math, Randi Grange also noted the importance with respect to future jobs:
“Robotic technology is in rapid development and has exciting career opportunities, so it’s good that the students get acquainted with the subject.”
In fact, according to a recent study, 30-40% of all jobs are likely to being automated by 2030. Fortunately, the pupils are ready to embrace the new technology and their work with robots can help them inspire their career choices:
“When I started in high school, I would like to read medicine and work as a doctor, but now (…) I have begun to get more interest in, for example, medical research and manufacturing, so programming can be relevant to me in the future”, says first-year student Anna Olesen.
If you would also like to get started with educational robotics, feel free to contact us on email@example.com. You can also book a 30-day free trial of the Fable system, available in many European countries.
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The Fable story starts in 2011 at the Technical University of Denmark just outside Copenhagen.
Moises Pacheco started his collaboration with David Johan Christensen, an associate professor and robot researcher.