A brand new concept for robot toys.

SpykeeCell is an Animated by Wany Robotics products and is compatible with Symbian S40 and S60 (Nokia, Sony Ericsson), Motorola, BlackBerry handsets

Designing a true technology oriented robot toy

SpykeeCell is part of the Meccano’s Spykee robots family that encountered a wordwide success at the occasion of the Christmas 2008 period.

Wany’s Toys and Robotics divisions developed the SpykeeCell, a cell phone remote controlled robot with iPod dock and a video streamed via Bluetooth.

SpykeeCell is the ultimate technology oriented toy, designed in a way that children and adults can enjoy using it with their favourite MP3 player and mobile phone.

SpykeeCell’s motors, moving head, headset mode and the iPod on his dock are wirelessly controlled from any compatible Bluetooth mobile phone (including major brands like Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and BlackBerry headsets). SpykeeCell also features Sound and light effects, images capture and a voice deformation function.

Wany's teams took in charge all the electronic and software development for SpykeeCell and its “console” applications to be installed on the cell phones.

Spykee Cell Packaging

Meccano / Erector SpykeeCell Highlights:

SpykeeCell is a true innovation developed by Wany Robotics for Meccano and is a major part of the Spykee range of products. SpykeeCell is great for children (8+).

  • Remote controlled over a Bluetooth connection.
  • Range up to 10m.
  • Hands Free Mode.
  • iPod control from the cell phone software.
  • Voice deformation feature.
  • Image capture function.
  • Included and customisable sound effects.
  • SMS notification.
  • Compatible with major brands of handsets and various OS (Symbian S60, S40, BlackBerry, Samsung, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola).

Challenges and technical achievments:

Electronic Engineering and embedded software:

The electronic architecture of SpykeeCell is based on an ARM microcontroller. Wany Toys developed components specifically designed for SpykeeCell such as a video feedback over Bluetooth radio communication module, a built-in camera and camera driver.

Cellphones software:

The embedded software allowing to control SpykeeCell from handsets have been developed to be compatible with the most common cellphones from major brands like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, BlackBerry and Sony Ericsson. Dedicated packages have been developed for Symbian S40 and S60 operating systems as well as BlackBerry.


Spykee Cell is a Bluetooth qualified products and is part of the Made for iPod program. As a major actor of the product development Wany Toys also managed the FCC and CE certifications ensuring that SpykeeCell is compliant with the most demanding norms.

SpykeeCell specifically design components

Pictures and videos:

SpykeeCell is made for iPod