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 jacob@shaperobotics.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.

This summer we held a global competition. One lucky school class will get a chance to win their own Fable Robot Set (value $1,150).

In this video, our Fable robot selected at random the grand winner.

► Check out the video to see if your school was the lucky winner?


Didn’t win this time?

If you did not win and would like to know more about how to bring robotics and programming into your classroom, you can order one of our limited Fable robot demo sets for free for 30 days.

The graphic below shows you how our 30-day free trial of the Fable robot system works:

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.

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.

Fable Robot Throwing Arm

See Fable Throwing Arm in action below: >>


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.

►► To get starting using the Fable Throwing Arm we have created some inspirational lesson material which can be obtained on our website for free.

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 hello@shaperobotics.com. 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.

Pupils programming Fable

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.

Birkerød Gymnasium

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.

High School Pupils Programming Fable

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.”

High School Pupils Programming Fable

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 hello@shaperobotics.com. You can also book a 30-day free trial of the Fable system, available in many European countries.

Fable-agtigt forår!

Kære venner af Fable.

Vi holder ikke sorte fredage hos os….Vi foretrækker Fable-agtigt forår!
Det betyder, at I sparer 10-15% på udvalgte Fable Sets i marts og april 2018.
Se de gunstige kampagnepriser her.

PS. Vi er selvfølgelig på Danmarks Læringsfestival i næste uge.


Dear friends of Fable.

As the year is coming to an end, a short update on Shape Robotics: Our successful FreeTrial program will continue next year, covering even more countries. Our international reseller network is growing and 8 Fable enthusiasts decided to come work for us. Also, we’ll be at BETT in London in January, presenting Fable to a huge international audience – please come see us at stand B55 if you can. Next year, we’ll also increase the number of lessons, how-to-videos and exercises. In the meantime, have you considered a tire change?

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Shape Robotics

The Fable modular robotics system provides almost endless possibilities as a platform to extend upon with novel robotic modules, 3D printed parts and even software. So much so, that one of the greatest challenges we face here at Shape Robotics is prioritizing which ideas to pursue, and in which order…. For the past month, I […]