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.
**Tip: The gel pad is washable and reusable. It will easily peel off the Walabot DIY and phone when you are done using it.
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.
**Tip: Since the Walabot DIY draws power from your phone, it’s a good idea to have your phone fully charged each time before using the Walabot DIY.
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’.
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 all three viewing modes
Pan Mode – Panoramic view of the wall
What it does: Identifies how many objects are behind the wall, and measures the distance between each object’s center.
How to use it: Place Walabot DIY firmly on the wall. Press and hold the red button while moving across the wall horizontally. Take your finger off the button when you have finished the scan.
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 dataWhat 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.
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”), along the wall’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.
The coloring shown in Pan Mode is indicative of the materials behind the wall. When you scan, vertical lines of the same color indicate objects of the same material.
The spacing between each objects’ center is displayed on the ruler below the image. You can change your unit (centimeters or inches) onscreen.
Evenly distributed objects with the same color are probably studs.
Saving your Pan Mode scans will place them in your phone’s photo gallery for future reference.
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.