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Tutorial 2

Advanced Tips

Tutorial Length – 6 minutes

HOW TO FIND STUDS

DETECT STUDS AND FIND THEIR CENTER

  • Hold the Walabot DIY against the wall, and press ‘Start Scan’ moving the Walabot DIY in large circular motions to calibrate it.
  • Begin with Pan Mode to get a panoramic view of the wall, and a basic overview of where the studs are.
  • Switch to Images Mode for a closer look. If a stud was found, you’ll see a stud graphic on your phone.
  • To find the stud’s center, switch to Expert Mode. Move the Walabot DIY slowly over the stud, and adjust the intensity bar if necessary.
  • Make sure the image is centered, then mark the center of the stud on your wall.

DETECTING ANOMALIES

FIND INTERSECTING OBJECTS AND RECESSED WIRES

  • In Images Mode you can only see one object at a time.
  • When two objects are close together, intersect, or have a curving path (like a bending pipe), you may get readings that flicker onscreen. You may also get a message “Nearby objects detected”.
  • To get a better understanding of what’s happening, switch to Expert Mode. You’ll now be able to see the outline of both objects, identify the intersection point, and follow their paths.
  • Similarly, if you’re following a wire in Images Mode and the wire disappears, switch to Expert Mode. If you see that the color starts to fade, the device is indicating that there is a recessed wire.

ADVANCED DETECTION

TIPS FOR DETECTING PIPES AND WIRES

  • In Images Mode, Walabot DIY will not show two images onscreen at the same time. You may get a message “Nearby objects detected” or your image will flicker onscreen.
  • Move the Walabot DIY around in a wider area to determine if there is a second object.
  • If you’re following the path of a pipe or wire which seem to curve, rotate your phone and keep it parallel with the pipe or wire as you continue to scan, as shown in the video.
  • To get a better understanding of what’s happening, or more accurately track a curved pipe or wire, switch to Expert Mode.

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