Where do I go to get the installation?
Please go to https://walabot.com/getting-started and choose an installer based on the OS you’re using.
My OS is not in the installation list
Other OS’s are on our road-map, but if you have questions about a specific OS, please contact us [email protected].
In the installation, do I get the SDK or the application?
•For Windows, we provide SDK, vs2015 projects with sample codes for C++ and an API tutorial application. •For Linux we provide SDK and sample codes. •For Android we provide an In-Wall Imaging sample application.
How do I install the SDK?
For windows, download the execution file and run it.
It will install the API tutorial demo app and the SDK.
How do I run the application?
To run the application, click on the shortcut on your desktop.
How do I run the sample code?
To run the sample code, extract one of the projects under ‘C:\ProgramFiles\Walabot\WalabotSDK\example\c++’ to your folder and open the project in visual studio. Compile and run it.
After installation on a Windows platform. The API tutorial application does not start.
Check the status of the device – if the status shows ‘device disconnected’ Check your cable is fully connected to the USB2 port in your computer If this doesn’t work go to this link to troubleshoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F2SYGpuPuY&feature=youtu.be Connect the device before opening the application. If device was connected whilst the application was open, press on ‘ApplyAndCalibrate’ to reconnect.
I don’t understand what I should be seeing when I activate the device.
Please take a look at our tutorial video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRXt1VJkhQU
After activating the API tutorial application there is a sensing image that is not related to the arena covered by the sensor
Please repeat the calibration using the apply & calibrate button in the GUI. Please make sure there aren’t any moving parts in front of the Walabot when the calibration is in process.
Which programming languages can be used with the API?
We currently provide SDK DLL for C++ with sample codes. You can build your own wrapper for other languages above our SDK as well (e.g. python/java). An additional wrapper for other programming languages will be provided by us in the next releases.
What is Walabot?
A programmable sensor that will turn your PC into a 3D imaging system. It has a highly flexible sensor system with between 3 and 18 antennas, wideband frequency operation and on board preprocessing with USB 3.0/2.0 data interface.
Is Walabot safe to use?
Absolutely. The energy level transmitted from the array is much less than any cellular phone while it is transmitting. It is FCC and CE approved.
How can I get a Walabot development kit?
We will be giving out free development kits to community members. Sign up for our mailing list and provide feedback in Walabot Labs and you will be entered to win.
I want to design my own board, what should I do?
Walabot does not currently allow you to design your own board. Send us an e-mail if you have a unique idea that you want to discuss – [email protected]
Can I build a commercial product based on Walabot?
Makers have used Walabot to create commercial products. Please reach out to us at [email protected] to find out more details.
Which applications can be developed with Walabot?
Walabot has a broad range of capabilities, so you can develop an array of applications including target tracking, 3D imaging through solid objects, breath detection, doppler measurements for speed, and more.
Do I need to have a previous knowledge in RF/Sensor systems in order to use Walabot?
No, the Walabot DEVELOPER comes with a pre-made application to see into your walls, that anyone can use. It was created to be simple for developers to build.
I have an amazing idea for Walabot. How can I make it happen?
Walabot is growing a community of builders who want to collaborate on projects together. Reach out to us at [email protected], we can help connect you.
What is the power consumption of Walabot?
That depends on the usage profile. Using it’s battery, in the most consuming application, the device operates for up to two hours without charging.
What physical interface can I use to connect to the board?
Currently USB 2.0/3.0 is supported. In the future we may add WiFi/BT.
When will Walabot be released?
Walabot is available now in the US and EU. We will shortly be receiving regulatory approval for other geographies.
Which OS and programming language can I develop using Walabot?
Currently Windows and Linux are supported with new development platforms planned for the near future. Programming languages: Python, C/C++. (Java – future release).
I’m using a different programming language – will I be able to use Walabot?
Walabot SDK provides shared libraries with defined API which can be used.
What is the maximum range that Walabot can sense targets?
Up to 5 meters in open space.
What is the smallest target size that Walabot can see?
Walabot can detect changes in resolution of sub-mm. Separation between targets or between target and clutter is determined by the RF band used.
How many antennas elements can I use?
Walabot Is built with up to 18 internal antennas.
What is the frame rate of radar images?
That depends on the frequency band and the number of antenna pairs in a 3D image and it’s resolution. Typical image is ~5 frames/sec for complete 3D image for entire system (array+processing in Samsung Note-5 phone). Simple sensor acquisition can be much faster.
What is the frequency range used by the radar system?
From 3Ghz to 10Ghz depending on country regulations.
I want to develop a new application. Where should I start?
First please read the demos applications usage guide, and play with them. Then developing a new application using the sample code and the API documentation.
I need guidance in operating the dev kit. Where I get it?
Our website will shortly contain a full suite of development tools and resources along with a step by step guides for beginners and additional information for power users. We will host development tutorials sessions for additional coaching.
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- Wider frequency range (US)
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Example apps you can develop:
- See through objects
- People tracking and fall detection
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