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Fable

Fable is a modular robotics kit for the classroom that makes it easy and fun for students to build and program their own robots. Kids can quickly prototype, test, and improve their creations while learning real-world problem solving.

FEATURES

For ages 8 and up. Fast to build. Easy to program. Designed for the classroom. Robust, modular design. Strong magnetic connectors. Wireless programming. USB rechargeable. Note: Specs shown here are for an example configuration.

HEIGHT

32 cm | 12.6 in

LENGTH

23 cm | 9 in

WIDTH

31 cm | 12.2 in

WEIGHT

2.1 kg | 4.6 lb

SPEED

1.23 km/h | 0.7 mph

SENSORS

Sensors on Fable modules: color, proximity, light, encoders.

ACTUATORS

Robotis Dynamixel AX-12A actuators

POWER

3,500-mAh lithium-ion battery pack, 8 hours of operation

COMPUTING

Atmel microcontroller in each module. Main control executed on user PC.

SOFTWARE

Programmable using Blockly or Python

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

2 DoF per active module (Fable Joint: 2 DoF, -90 to 90 degrees; Fable Spin: 2 DoF, 360 degrees, 60 rpm)

MATERIALS

Injection molded plastic

COST

$500 starting kit; other kits and separate parts available

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

https://www.shaperobotics.com/