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WalabotDIY Imaging Tool Review

If you've read comic books in the past, watched the Heroes TV series or have seen any of the newer Marvel movies about superheroes, then you're undoubtedly aware of magical super powers.

One that I wish I had over the years was X-ray vision that would allow me to see through plaster, concrete, tile, wood floors, etc. so I didn't cut into a pipe, cable or who-knows-what!

You don't have to wish any longer.

You can now have that super power in your hands if you attach the new WalabotDIY to your smart phone!

Here it is. The WalabotDIY. It attaches to your smartphone temporarily while you put it to work! CLICK HERE for more information. Photo credit: WalabotDIY

Here it is. The WalabotDIY. It attaches to your smartphone temporarily while you put it to work! CLICK HERE for more information. Photo credit: WalabotDIY

Capabilities

The WalabotDIY can see through up to 4 inches of concrete! You can identify the location of reinforcing steel, conduits or any other hidden material in a slab or poured wall.

It's child's play for the WalabotDIY to see through drywall or plaster. Can you imagine how this handy tool can let you know what you're up against before you demolish a wall to create a larger opening?

It's equipped with multiple sensitivity settings so you get accurate readings.

Since it's working in conjunction with your smartphone, you can snap still photos of what WalabotDIY is *seeing*. If you make pencil marks on the wall at the location of where you snap the screenshot, you can look at your stored photos later to remind you what's where behind the drywall, plaster or concrete.

Do you have pests like mice or flying squirrels living in your walls? WalabotDIY can see them and tell you exactly where the nests are!

Platforms

At this time the WalabotDIY works only with Android smartphones.

Visit the WalabotDIY website to see if your phone, and it's operating system, will support this mystical tool that will save you from calling in a plumber or electrician to fix what you damaged with that reciprocating saw blade, chipping hammer, or sledgehammer blow!

My Own Test

I had the opportunity to use the WalabotDIY at my own home. Three years ago I created a man cave / amateur radio shack above my garage. The new wall I built was loaded with electric cables and some ran at odd angles within the wall.

To keep my cave warm, I stuffed the wall full of rock wool insulation. I felt that would be an excellent test as finding things in hollow wall cavities is the easiest of tasks for an imaging tool.

This is a very similar situation with the same insulation in my wall. You can see how the WalabotDIY can produce an image on the smartphone screen. CLICK HERE to get more information about WalabotDIY. Image credit: WalabotDIY

This is a very similar situation with the same insulation in my wall. You can see how the WalabotDIY can produce an image on the smartphone screen. CLICK HERE to get more information about WalabotDIY. Image credit: WalabotDIY

It took no time at all for the WalabotDIY to calibrate itself and go on the hunt for the 120-volt cables.

As I slid the sensor across the wall, the screen changed and lo and behold it showed me exactly where the electric cables were nailed to the studs and angling across one of the spaces between the studs. I was impressed.

I had decent results with the tool. It takes a little bit to get used to working it. You need to make sure you read all the instructions that come with it and on their website. It takes some practice to get a feel for what the you see on the screen translates to inside the wall. BE PATIENT when working with it and you should get respectable results.

Here are more photos of what the WalabotDIY can do. This sure would have come in handy last winter when I had to cut into my basement floor slab. I have PEX heating pipes in the concrete and could not afford to hit one with the chipping hammer drill bit!

 

You can see how easy it is to use the WalabotDIY. The orange blob on the screen is screaming at you, "Hey, I've FOUND SOMETHING!" Photo credit: WalabotDIY

You can see how easy it is to use the WalabotDIY. The orange blob on the screen is screaming at you, "Hey, I've FOUND SOMETHING!" Photo credit: WalabotDIY

 

This young woman is showing how to use the WalabotDIY to locate steel reinforcing rods in a cast concrete wall. Photo credit: WalabotDIY

This young woman is showing how to use the WalabotDIY to locate steel reinforcing rods in a cast concrete wall. Photo credit: WalabotDIY

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Watch this video to see how easy it is to use the WalabotDIY:

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6 Responses to WalabotDIY Imaging Tool Review

  1. I want one. Don't know yet if I can use it on my phone. And I don't have the money. Not even at the reduced price, but I want it.

  2. How is this different from a thermal imaging camera (adaptor for a smartphone) for locating hidden surprises in walls, floors, etc?

  3. Save your money. This is a joke. Promo video shows sensitivity of picking up a drop of water. You can not use it in a tiled bathroom to see what is behind walls. They advertises drywall and cement walls and everything inbetween.There is a total lack of customer support. Very disapointed because Isreal has made great strides in the tech sector and companies like Walabot only drag down that image.

  4. I'd be careful when endorsing any new tool until it is tried in the field. This unit is not as good as an expensive stud finder. I can detect a/c present, side stud, centre stud, metal and deep scan.
    I bought the "WALABOT" and one setting pipe, I see a purple line and on raw data I see a red blob. Now tell me what they represent when I'm trying to determine if it's safe to drill into the unknown? What does this red blob tell me? Do I have a stud, a wire , a mouse or a water pipe. Not what what it was advertised to be. Now they are coming out with an upgrade.

  5. This product does not work very well. Very difficult to follow wiring or pex lines. Positioning is not very accurate. Walabot's web site advertises a 14 day no questions asked return policy but there is no information provided for how to return or contact the company.

    I would never recommend this device. I give this a negative review.

  6. Starting to think this device is total BS - My mother ordered it for me as a present. It senses things, but there is Know way to know what it is finding. Is it a wire a water pipe or rebar? I cannot find any info on how to return this device or even a phone number to reach them. They advertise 14 day return policy, but offer no info in the packaging on how to return.

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