The Fable system is composed of three types of modules: Function modules, build modules and extension modules.
- Robust design, strong enough for rough treatment at school
- Quality components with powerful motors and accurate sensors
- No wires or cables: wireless programming and rechargeable batteries
- Strong magnetic joints, easily clicked together
- Quick to get ready and clear up, leaving more time for teaching
- Unique building system that can be scaled from just a few modules to very many modules
Fable is controlled wirelessly via a dongle linked to your PC via a USB or your iPad via Bluetooth.
The joint modules give the robot its functionality.
Pupils develop a computer program that applies the modules’ functionality to give the robot the desired behaviour. The joint modules contain a rechargeable battery and a small computer, and communicate wirelessly with a dongle. The dongle can be linked to a computer via a USB or a tablet via Bluetooth.
There’s no electronics in these modules, but they make the system easy to build with, or better at walking or moving, for example. The modules are available in a number of different shapes that mean you can build very simple or very complex robots.
These modules make it possible to combine the system with other systems. For example, a robot can be fitted with a LEGO® hand, a smartphone running Skype, a 3D-printed robot head, or the laser pointer that comes with the product.
Examples of Fable robots
Combining function, build and extension modules gives pupils untold possibilities to create different types of robots.
Some robots are pure imagination and are mostly for fun, while others have been carefully designed by the pupil to solve a real-life problem. We’ve developed more than fifteen different types of module, of which some are already in production, several are on the way, and even more will be developed in the future.