1Unbox Walabot DIY
Remove the plastic wrapping, open the Walabot DIY box and find:
One Walabot DIY Device
Two cables: One Micro-USB cable and one Type-C cable
You will only need to use the cable that's compatible with your phone. Please keep the second cable in case you change phones and have a different chargin port.
Protects your Walabot DIY and work surfaces (i.e. walls).
Keeps your Walabot DIY and phone together.
2Download the App
Go to the Google Play Store
Search 'Walabot DIY' and install the app on your phone.
Open the Walabot DIY app on your phone
The Walabot DIY app will ask permission to access your photos/media/files in order to read working files or save wall scans. Please choose 'Allow'.
Read the Terms of Service
After reading through the app's Terms of Service select I Agree.
Answer 'Do you have a Walabot DIY?'
If you do, click 'Yes' to proceed with setup. If not, choose 'Not Yet'. You will then need to purchase a device to proceed.
Register your Device
For warranty activation and enhanced Customer Support, make sure to register your device.
4Connect Walabot DIY and Your Phone
Attach the protective film
Remove the protective film from its paper backing, and place it on the flat side of the Walabot DIY device.
Secure the gel pad
Take the plastic protectors off the gel pad and place the gel pad on the raised part of the Walabot DIY. Then stick the Walabot DIY and phone together.
Connect the Cable
Using the cable provided in the box (either Type-C or Micro-USB), connect the Walabot DIY and your phone. Make sure the cable is in the right direction with the side marked 'Walabot' plugged into the Walabot DIY, and the side marked 'Phone' in your phone.
Allow Access to USB Device
Once you have connected the cable, the app will ask you to allow the Walabot DIY access to the USB device. Click 'OK'.
5Using Walabot DIY Effectively
Select your wall type
Calibrate the device
Correct calibration is important for accurate results. Place the Walabot DIY on the wall before pushing 'Start', and keep it firmly pressed on the wall throughout the calibration process.
Move the Walabot DIY in wide circular motions (around 16") on the wall's surface, until the screen shows it has been calibrated.
Please note: The first time you use Walabot DIY, you will be required to watch a tutorial video. Once you have completed the video, you will not be asked to watch it again.
Use the viewing modes
Images Mode - Classification of an object
What it does: Differentiates between a wooden stud, metal stud, pipe and wire.
How to use it: Place Walabot DIY firmly on the wall and begin scanning the wall slowly.
Expert Mode - Sensor's raw data
What it does: Enables you to follow curving paths of pipes or wires, and is useful for detecting movement.
How to use it: Place Walabot DIY firmly on the wall and begin scanning the wall slowly. The red blob shape indicates the presence of an object behind the wall. You can raise or lower the intensity for a clear image of the object.
6Tips and Tricks
- Calibration is a critical part of getting good results.
- Make sure to have the correct wall type selected prior to calibration.
- Walabot DIY should be pressed firmly against the wall before you press 'Start', and kept in contact with the wall throughout the calibration process.
- Move the Walabot DIY in wide circular motions (around 16"d), along the wal's surface, until the screen shows it has been calibrated.
- You do not need to recalibrate whenever you lift the Walabot DIY from the wall, but you should recalibrate for each new wall.
- Images Mode detects metal studs, wooden studs, pipes and wires.
- Move across the wall slowly to ensure accurate and consistent results.
- A blue circle indicates that two objects are near each other. Scan in a larger area to see both objects, or move to Expert Mode to see more details.
- Recalibrate if your results are inaccurate.
- This is the sensor's raw signal output.
- Use this mode to see intersection points, bending or curving objects (like pipes and wires), and movement.
- You can use the intensity bar to assist with material classification. Metal objects do not require high intensity, while wires require high intensity. Play with the intensity bar to get a better grasp of how it works.
- Once you've adjusted the intensity to your liking, use that intensity level to scan the rest of the wall.