How’s it going DIY Ninjas? How would you feel about being able to see through walls, find metal pipes, studs and other objects hidden in there? Well, the Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager allows you to do exactly that. Sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi flick doesn’t it?
Construction technology has advanced at such a great pace you no longer have to take unnecessary risks when drilling through walls or ceilings. Whether you’re a professional contractor or a DIY enthusiast, you cannot afford drilling disasters.
- 1 Walabot DIY Review 2019
- 2 Walabot DIY Instructions – Is it hard to use?
- 3 Walabot Accuracy/Precision and Reliability
- 4 The versatility of the Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager
- 5 Walabot’s Downsides: Positive and Negative Reviews
Walabot DIY Review 2019
The Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager is one of the best stud finder apps out there. (if not the only one in 2019). It’s Designed for electricians, plumbers, civil engineers, and DIY home improvement enthusiasts. First things first, let’s start with the basics, what the Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager is and how it works.
The Walabot DIY In-Wall set comprises of a scanner that plugs into a smartphone via a USB dongle. The sensor array is capable of penetrating up to 4 inches into walls, and ceilings and locate studs, metal pipes, plastic, and electrical wiring. The setup also involves an Android app component that gives the user a visual representation of what the imaging device senses behind drywall, tiles or concrete boards.
In a nutshell, here’s what you can expect out of the box:
A Walabot DIY sensor
Protective plastic sheet
A MicroUSB cable
A Magnetic disc
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Walabot DIY Instructions – Is it hard to use?
The Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager is designed to be easy to use right out of the box. To get started, you simply download the Walabot DIY app on your phone, connect your phone and the Walabot DIY device using the micro-USB cable. The operator’s manual makes the initial setup quite easy.
With a few simple steps from the Installation guide, you can configure the setup and get to work in no time. There are a handful of video tutorials in the Walabot app to aid you in setting up the in-wall imager.
The imaging device is primarily powered by your smartphone via a micro-USB cable.
Once the imager is connected, the Walabot app walks you through the process of setting up the first time you use it.
It is generally recommended to calibrate the device before using it every time. It also allows you to toggle between different scan modes; drywall or concrete depending on the type of surface you are trying to scan.
The device also has an inbuilt depth gauge that shows you how deep the stud or pipe is buried behind a wall or ceiling.
Walabot Accuracy/Precision and Reliability
The Walabot DIY In-Wall imager works using Radio Frequency Technology that allows it to detect a variety of materials behind a wall or surface you intend to drill or carry out repairs on. The scanner makes use of some cutting-edge advances all fitted in a palm-size device that is suited for light renovation projects.
The device delivers an impressive degree of precision and is a favorite among electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other professionals who rely on accuracy.
Consumers using this advanced imaging device are assured of reliable and accurate information about what is behind their walls. The USB On-The-Go feature is designed to be compatible with a majority of Android phones that run on Android 5.0 or higher.
A combination of all these precision features and multiple scan modes means you trust the readings from this device.
The versatility of the Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager
Most stud finders are built to locate specific materials behind walls such as metals, wooden studs or live wires. The Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager is designed to image everything that lies behind a wall or ceiling you intend to drill.
The device does a fantastic job of illustrating electrical wiring, wooden studs, and PEX water pipes behind drywalls and concrete or tile localized within a compact area.
Although the device cannot help you distinguish between various ferrous and non-ferrous metals, you’ll be able to have a pretty good idea of what’s behind there, how wide it is and so on.
The device has multiple scan modes which include picture mode, tangle mode and raw image mode which shows a red splotch on the phone’s screen even when it’s not placed against a wall.
Depending on the scan mode, you can vary the clarity of output to correctly determine stud or pipe locations.
The device can also detect rodents or other small annoying creatures. This can actually help you localize the animal without the need to take down entire sections of the wall.
Walabot’s Downsides: Positive and Negative Reviews
1. What are the Pros of using Walabot DIY?
The unit is built to work seamlessly with most Android smartphones in both professional worksites and simple home improvement projects. Being able to use your phone for tasks such as stud finding is a feature most consumers appreciate.
The Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager comes equipped with a host of unique features that make it a must-have tool.
For its price, the versatility and functionality make it a worthwhile pick.
This device is relatively easy to operate configure and operate.
The Android app’s user interface is designed to be user-friendly and quite easy to work with. With a library of tutorial videos, you can easily configure the tool and get to work in no time.
2. What phones are compatible with Walabot?
The Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager is only built to work with Android phones.
This means people on other smartphone platforms can’t use the device.
3. Does Walabot work with iPhone?
Unfortunately, iPhone does not work with Walabot DIY at the moment. The company has however indicated that plans to roll out iOS applications are underway.
What else you might want to know about Walabot App?
The device’s pricing point has been described as being unreasonable by a section of consumers.
For the same price, you could probably acquire a professional stud finder with premium features suitable for professional deployment like the Bosch GMS 120 Stud Finder for example.
In summary, the Walabot DIY In-Wall Imager is an interesting wall imager device that certainly stands out in its category. Most electronic stud finders in this class come as standalone devices and the ability to link up the imager with a phone is widely appreciated. It is easy to set up and use and doesn’t take up a lot of storage space.