Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Spykee, the WiFi Spy robot

Spykee, the WiFi Spy robot is a robot to be built that moves, sees, hears and speaks! He can be controlled from anywhere in the world thanks to Internet from a computer(1)! You can also control him nearby thanks to WiFi.

Spykee has a video surveillance system; he detects movements and sets off an alarm or sends a picture of what he has seen. Stay in contact with your family and your friends by communicating thanks to the webcam and VoiP (2) .With Spykee, you can take pictures and make videos. The robot reads your mp3 music tracks(3) that have been previously downloaded on the Spykee control console. Spykee is sold with a recharging base that allows the robot to be recharged remotely. Finally the robot can do different special effects: video filters, sound and light effects.

Recommended age: 8 years and over.

Robot to build: more than 200 parts compatible with other Meccano parts (tool and building instructions included) – 3 models. 
The product works with a NiMh 9.6V battery and a recharging base included.
The instruction manual is available in English and French only.

Technical Specifications :
  • PC/ Mac Compatible(1)
  • 200 MHz ARM9
  • 32Mb SDRAM
  • 4Mb NOR Flash
  • WiFi client 802.11b/g
  • USB host
  • 8-bits µC to control the dual DC motor and control the charge
  • 4 LEDs and 1LED flash
  • Camera QVGA CMOS (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Infrared receiver
  • Charge control for the 9.6V NiMH battery
  • JTAG / Serial / port i2c port available
  • Joypad compatible
  • Electret microphone
  • Loudspeaker 8 Ohm 2W
  • Audio sampler microphone 16bits / 16 kHz
  • Sampler speaker 16bits / 8 to 48 kHz