Getting Started

Walabot is Here! Learn how to get started!

Download the Walabot SDK
Windows SDK Installation
Includes an API tutorial application and sample code.
Linux SDK
SDK API library, and sample codes
Android Sample Application
Works with supported devices including: Samsung S5, S6, S7, S8, S6 EDGE, S7 EDGE, Note 4, Note 5, Nexus 6 running 5.0 Lollipop, 6.0 Marshmallow & 7 Nougat with USB on The Go (OTG).
Android 7.0 Nougat preliminary release.
* Samsung Note 7, LG G4 and LG V10 are not supported.
RaspberryPi Installation
Includes SDK API library, and sample codes.
We are constantly testing additional phones and will be adding more compatible devices.
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We've created an entire library of tutorial videos and tips and tricks that will help you get your Walabot setup and working flawlessly for mobile and PC!
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Visit the Walabot API to learn more about Walabot's in depth features and tools.
Where do I go to get the installation?

Please go to 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

In the installation, do I get the SDK or the application?

•For Windows, we provide SDK, vs2015 projects with sample codes for C++ & 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++'
(or the equivalent C# example) 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:

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

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++, and .NET 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.

FAQ - Android Sample App
How do I start?

Connect the cables to your phone and the Walabot. Please make sure you are connecting the right end of the cable to the right port as instructed in the short animation explanation in the application
Select the correct wall (drywall/concrete) and the operation mode – either: pipe detection or raw data.
Attach the device to the wall
CALIBRATE. Calibration must be done every time you scan a new wall
Make sure the device touches the wall as it moves along the wall
You can scan the wall in any direction and check what you see

Why is the image unclear and ‘noisy’ when I open the application?

Most likely because you haven’t yet calibrated the system. The sensor needs to adjust, and calibration is performed to remove background noise. Another reason that can cause that is insufficient battery power in your cellphone.

When the application is set in pipe mode, why do other objects sometimes look like a pipe as well?

In pipe mode, the device receives all target signals placed in-front of the sensor and converts the raw data into pipe shapes. Consequently, if you place something in front of the sensor in pipe mode, you will get an image which appears to be a pipe. To make sure you are tracking a pipe, follow the pipe image and continue along the wall and this will enable you to detect the position of pipes and wires hidden behind it.

What is the sensitivity level used for?

This level sets the sensitivity of the sensor: higher sensitivity amplifies reflections coming from smaller objects, lower sensitivity eliminates reflections from smaller objects. When looking to detect wiring or piping behind a wall, you may want to play with the sensitivity levels to suit the type of wall and eliminate smaller objects.

General Product
What is Walabot?

A programmable sensor that will turn your PC and select smartphones 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 is 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 –

Can I build a commercial product based on Walabot?

Makers have used Walabot to create commercial products. Please reach out to us at 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 PRO 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, 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.

Software & Applications
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. Our Walabot PRO in-wall imaging application runs on Android 5.0 and above with OTG (see whitelist of approved phones). Programming languages: C/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. In addition, binding code is provided C# (pInvoke).

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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Available Now*
  • Includes Maker kit capabilities,
  • Walabot smartphone case
  • Wider freqs. range (US)
  • High 3D resolution
  • 18 antenna array
  • Imaging API
  • Raw signal data
  • See through walls Android application*

Example apps you can develop:

  • See through walls for pipe & wire detection
  • People tracking and fall detection
  • Includes Starter Kit capabilities
  • Expanded spatial sensing abilities
  • Radar mode API for 2D target tracking and monitoring
  • 15 antenna array

Example apps you can develop:

  • People tracking
  • Distance & depth measurement
Starter Kit
  • Radar API
  • Breathing API
  • Range measurement and motion detection capabilities
  • 3 Antenna Array

Example apps you can develop:

  • Range measurement
  • Breathing monitoring
  • Basic directional info

*Both taxes and custom charges will be applied upon delivery.
*See through walls application works with supported devices including:
*Samsung S5, S6, S7, S8, S6 EDGE, S7 EDGE, Note 4, Note 5, Nexus 6 running 5.0 Lollipop, 6.0 Marshmallow & 7 Nougat with USB on The Go (OTG).
*Samsung Note 7, LG G4 and LG V10 are not supported.

*Releasing first in the US, EU, UK, China, Canada, followed by other countries.