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   The Spykee is an advanced robot that does everything via a Wi-Fi connection. It has built in audio-visual surveillance and has the ability to move, watch, speak, and hear and transmit the info to any web browser.

    The Spykee robot was originally conceived in 2006 and began shipping to the United States in late 2008.
   The robot has to be built from scratch using the 200 durable plastic pieces. It is not only equipped with built-in  Wi-Fi, but it also has a video camera, a speaker system, lights, fiber optics and even a microphone so you can monitor remotely.
The Spykee Features:
  • It is a robot that you can control via Wi-Fi from your computer.
  • Spykee moves, watches, hears, speaks, takes pictures, records video and sound, and can act as a surveillance device.
  • Drive the Spykee with a joy pad or the arrows on your keyboard.
  • Spykee acts as a VOIP phone and webcam.
  • Can monitor and protect a room in surveillance mode. 
  • Detects movement and can send you a picture by email.
  • Built in speaker so you can listen to mp3s from your computer.
  • Six pre-programmed sound effects with the option to add more.
  • Eight different video filters allow you to personalize your video.
  • When the battery is nearly depleted, it will automatically find the recharging dock.
  • You can build it in 3 different designs: Robot, Scorpion, or Lunar Vehicle.
  • Spykee parts are compatible with all Erector parts so you can build anything you can think of.
  • Can be used as a local ad hoc Wi-Fi network or link it up to your current Wi-Fi network to control Spykee.
  • When linked to a wireless network, Spykee can be controlled within the boundary of that network's wireless coverage.
  • Approximately 60 minutes of battery life under optimal conditions.
  • The Spykee comes as a kit and requires assembly.

Specifications:

  • PC/ Mac Compatible
  • 200 MHz ARM9
  • 32Mb SDRAM
  • 4Mb NOR Flash
  • Wi-Fi client 802.11b/g
  • 8-bits VC to control the dual DC motor and control the charge
  • 4 LEDs and 1LED flash
  • Camera QVGA CMOS with 15 images per second in local mode (optimal conditions) / 4 to 15 images per second in remote mode (optimal conditions)
  • 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
  • Open source software
  • Chassis Dimensions: 8 1/2”(W) X 4 1/2”(H) X 8” (D)
  • Assembled Robot Height including Chassis: 13”
  • Assembled Robot Weight: 3.8 Lbs.

A/C Power Adapter:

  • Input: 100 – 240V – 50:60Hz 500mA
  • Output: 13.5VDC 1000mA
  • Conforms to ANSI/UL Standard
  • Certified to CAN/CSA Standard

   The minimum system requirement to run this amazing Erector Spykee Spy Robot is that you must have a WiFi card, 512 MB Ram, an available disk space of 100 MB on you Windows XP “Service pack 2”, .net framework 2.0 or Windows Vista and if you want to run it on Apple machine Mac OS 10.4 or higher with a PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel processor is required.

The Spykee robot is made by Erector/Meccano.


Here is a YouTube video of the Spykee in action.


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