How many occasions have you been working around your home, or at a friend’s home, and have to look for somewhere on the wall to hammer a nail to hang a picture. And just when you think you discover the stud to hammer the nail – you wind up poking a hole into the wall and making a mess. You may want to think about Walabot, one of the very first smart stud finders to hit the marketplace. Wall Scanner Image

Walabot is produced by Vayyar Imaging, a 3D imaging sensor company that provides consumers with a way to see through objects, liquids and materials. The company chose to take advantage of its technology to create Walabot and provide DIYers an opportunity to get a much better view behind walls than the existing stud finders you have on the marketplace.

The device is the same size as a smartphone and quickly connects to it through a magnet provided in the box, and put on the back of your Android phone. Note that Walabot just works with Android phones. If you have an iOS phone, you are going to need to wait. The company told the public that the iOS version is on their roadmap. If you don’t wish to wait, there is an alternative for you: borrow a friend’s Android phone to use the gadget. Otherwise, go to Walabot’s site, and enter your e-mail address to get alerted when the iOS application launches.

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What Is Walabot? Wall Scanner Image

It is a gadget that attaches to your Android phone and sends an image of what it detects behind your walls. On your phone screen, you see images of wires, studs, pipes – even bugs! Think of an in-wall imaging mobile application, and you practically get the idea. Wall Scanner Image

The device is about the size of a mobile phone, except it is a little thicker. One side of it has a magnet to attach to your phone, and the other side is flat and smooth. The flat side is the one you will utilize to run the gadget across your walls while you watch your phone screen to see what appears. The flat side should be held to the wall straight, not at an angle, so you can see what you need to.

What’s in the box: It comes with a DIY sensor, a USB cable, a magnetic disc, a protective sheet, and a manual.

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The manual will teach you how to see through walls and analyze the images you see. It is pretty extensive, so it would not be hard to get started using the Walobot with a couple of minutes of its arrival. Wall Scanner Image

If you are thinking this seems like magic, we are here to tell you it is science. Oh, and just in case you were thinking people might utilize it to check out your home from the street, it is not made for that. It is for individuals who are do-it-yourselfers or expert carpenters.

 

What are other things can you accomplish with a Walabot?

The Walabot can detect wiring, pipes, and everything you would anticipate to find behind your walls. Using the device, you can:

  • Look for leaks.
  • Look for structural damages.
  • Look for damaged pipelines.
  • Find rats and other creatures. The Walabot can detect movement behind walls, helping you locate rodents and nests.

 

How does the Walabot DIY work?

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When you receive your Walabot DIY, you would have to download the Android app for it and after that create an account. Attach the Walabot DIY to your mobile phone and you are set to calibrate the Walabot DIY.

Do not fret, calibrating the gadget is very easy and if you have utilized an analog stud finder before, you would find the procedure very familiar.

The images it offers you are really precise, and you will know if it is a pipe that the Walabot DIY is seeing or electrical wires, or something else.

This is simply best for those who are thinking of refurbishing their homes, or those who love DIY jobs. This also comes in extremely helpful for those who are interested in architecture and building.

 

Models

The DIY Model

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The makers obviously thought in two unique classifications when developing this device. The DIY model is for the individual doing periodic repair work and small jobs around your house.

What does it come with? Wall Scanner Image

It features a range of standard features. You can use it as explained above to see wires, pipes, studs (both metal and wood) and even rodents and bugs.

These views work for both concrete and wood on this model.

This model likewise lets you change the depth of field so that you can see 4 inches deep if you need to. You can alter it to utilize less depth.

The images on the screen are good, and they are displayed in color. You can likewise scan across your wall and get a graphic representation of the things, with an indicator of how far apart they are. This is useful for planning a project that includes the whole wall.

One feature allows you to take a snapshot of an area you are scanning, so you can transfer the image on a computer system and look at it more closely. This makes it more convenient to sit at your desk and make plans while viewing the image.

This is a great standard device for house owners and other DIYers. You won’t miss the more advanced features if you plan to do light repair work and remodeling around the house. It will certainly identify studs for you, so when you hang heavy paintings or mirrors, you will have a solid landing location for your nails or screws.

 

The professional models can be found in 3 variations. Let’s look at what they provide you.

The Starter Version

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Each model includes all the features of its predecessor. This model provides basically the same images that the DIY does, however they are a bit clearer with the Starter.

It can’t just detect objects behind walls, it can find breathing. That’s quite unusual. This makes it beneficial for anybody who wants to keep track of an older person they are looking after. If you think you may have sleep apnea, it could tell you how often you stop breathing in the night. Going from driving nails to watching breathing is a great leap, but perhaps the maker believed, “Why not? We have the technology. Might as well use it.”

The device functions as a movement detector also. Not only is this proper for pests behind walls, but it is likewise helpful for keeping track of spaces and porches where individuals or animals shouldn’t be.

It has 3 antennas, making it far more sensitive than the basic model.

With this model, you have actually stepped up into some advanced| features, in addition to better imaging than the DIY version. Bear in mind that it has all the features of the DIY and they have enhanced sharpness and accuracy. With Starter, you have actually dipped your toe into the waters of professionalism.

 

The Creator

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What makes this model different from the predecessors?

This model consists of all the features of the Starter model although has much better spatial sensing. This is due to the fact that it can track in 3D, offering you a much fuller view of spaces and items. If you were sawing out a square of drywall or attempting to break through concrete in a specific area, you would require to understand much more than where studs are. It has 15 antennas, suggesting it doesn’t miss much.

This model puts you directly in the professional ranks. It is more able than the lower models  to find hard to see threats and things and to show them to your plainly.

Look this one over carefully. It could have all the features you need on an average day. It is, naturally, cheaper than the next model, and the imaging is great. There is no need to spend for features you will never ever utilize, so compare carefully.

 

The Developer

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What’s the most powerful model? Wall Scanner Image

This has all the features we have looked at so far. Except they work better on this model. So the imaging, spatial recognition, motion detection and even the breath detector are more sensitive and finely tuned.

This system has 18 antennas, which provides it with the broadest range of frequencies. It has high-resolution 3D imaging and can offer raw signal data. This is the best view behind your walls you are going to get without taking apart drywall.

You are going to know precisely what is behind walls, whether drywall or concrete. This imaging is much clearer than the other models, and the 3D abilities end the uncertainty. It is not tough to envision a pro using this for an expensive job where mistakes are costly.

 

What you would love about Walabot DIY

Unlike other imaging devices that are currently readily available, the Walabot DIY is not bulky. You can get the capabilities of high-end stud finders and imaging systems. You get 3D imaging conveniently and easily without having to pay top dollar for it.

On top of that, it is really light and portable. With the magnet on the casing, you can work the Walabot DIY gadget and your own smart device as one unit.

Everything about using the Walabot DIY is very simple. You do not need to worry about circuitry, as you only need to connect it to your smart phone using the included USB cable. All the settings and tweaks are done utilizing the smart device. Calibrating the device is also made easy.

Plus, you have easy to follow directions provided for you on the mobile app itself or you can view videos from the company’s site to find out how to use your Walabot DIY.

What’s more, it doesn’t utilize x-ray innovation, which makes it very safe and you can use it without ionizing radiation.

Simply put, this is a portable and safe device that provides you excellent 3D images that you can use for your home restoration tasks or home improvement requirements.

 

Pricing and Returns

If you are just a house owner wanting to do light repair work on your house or just want to play around with brand-new gadgets for your home, the Walabot DIY starts at just $79.99!

The other three more advanced models: the Walabot Starter Pack, Walabot Creator Pack, and the Walabot Developer Packare priced at $149.99, $149.99, and $599.99 respectively.

These designs are more expensive due to the added advance features in the models, in addition to the enhanced image quality on these models, and overall, it is a much stronger device that can do a lot more than the standard model.

Not pleased with the performance of your Walabot or have a faulty model?

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That’s totally okay! Walabot advertises on their website that they have a 30-day return policy! Bear in mind that returns will only be accepted if the return demand was sent within 30 days of the customer getting the product at their delivery location. Walabot can’t refund third party purchases (such as from Amazon.com or B&H Photo).

Last word about the Walabot Wall Scanner Image

Walabot is a blessing to people who enjoy house restorations and those who like to tinker with their house design. It can also assist when you have rodents and insects living inside your walls. You can finally see what’s behind your walls, even if you are not Superman and do not have his X-ray vision.

Walabot DIYgives you a simple way to see through drywall or cement, and inspect pipelines, studs, and wires. And you can get 3D images saved to your phone so that you could examine it afterwards.

What do all of these help you with? Wall Scanner Image

For one, you can utilize Walabot DIY to know just how deep you can drill in order to prevent damaging the pipelines or cutting the wires behind your walls. You can likewise adjust and calibrate the sensors’ sensitivity to much better suit the imaging to your specific task.

You can never go wrong with the Walabot DIY. And if you want to take it a step further, you can always purchase the more advanced packs that the company offers. Wall Scanner Image