How do I get started with 3D printing for Fable?
You can expand Fable with your own 3D printed parts. We have some ready-to-print STL design files available which can be download and 3D printed as they are, remixed or used for inspiration to design your own parts. The files can be found on our thingiverse page:
Steps of 3D printing for Fable:
- Step 1: Design model, here a hand for holding a flag
- Step 2: 3D print it and mount it on a 3D Adapter Module (3D Connector)
- Step 3: Build and program Fable robot, test the design
Design your own part
To design you own parts we recommend taking a starting point in this template model:
Which 3D design program to use?
There is a lot of Free/Trial options depending on your experience level and price sensitivity. Make sure you check out these options:
- Tinkercad - https://www.tinkercad.com/
- Fusion 360 - https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators
- Onshape - https://www.onshape.com/
- 3DBuilder - https://www.microsoft.com/da-dk/store/p/3d-builder
How to mount the 3D printed part with Fable?
The 3D parts are designed to be fastened with screws or glued on an stand-alone Fable connector, such as this one:
In order to mount 3D printed parts on our connector, we recommend using screws for plastic with a diameter of 2mm and with a length of minimum 10mm.
The following link is for the screws that we are using in the version 2x10mm:
shop/detail/stp/STP330200100S. (European webpage) html
The screws can be found in longer versions. These versions can be used in cases where you need greater forces or when the mounting holes have a greater depth. If you can find screws for wood in the recommended dimensions these can probably also be used.
Happy 3D printing!
Last update on 2018-04-24 by David Johan Christensen.