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Walabot DIY 2 stud finder uses X-ray tech to see behind walls

The Walabot DIY 2 uses 4D radio tech to identify things behind your walls.

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Walabot is back with the second version of its smart stud finder, which makes DIY projects involving putting things on your walls a breeze.

If you’ve ever accidentally drilled into something you shouldn’t have, you know the pain of having to repair the damage.

Thankfully, Vayyar Imaging created a game-changing solution that will save you from future headaches.

Meet the Walabot DIY 2 Stud Visual Finder, a device that uses a 4D imaging radar to show you what’s behind your drywall, allowing you to avoid drilling into the wrong spot.

In the simplest terms, it’s an X-Ray wall scanner that lets you see inside and behind your walls.

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Walabot DIY 2 Visual Stud Finder
4.5

Created with your DIY needs in mind, this innovative tool will revolutionize the way you work. No more guessing and no more mistakes. Trust us, once you try the Walabot DIY 2 Stud Visual Finder, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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Here’s how it works

it uses a 4D imaging radar to show you what’s behind your drywall, so you know what you’re drilling before you actually drill into something you’re not supposed to.

We looked at the first version way back in 2017, when it only supported Android devices. The new DIY 2 Stud Finder device supports iOS and Android and essentially gives your phone super x-ray vision.

Most conventional stud finders and wire finders use magnetic fields to detect studs or wires, but let’s face it, that method is imprecise and can still result in costly mistakes.

One wrong move and your TV mount might come crashing down, or you could drill into an important wire.

According to an Electrical Safety First survey, nearly half of all severe electrical shocks are caused by DIY attempts, with common mistakes including cutting through power leads and drilling into the wiring.

The Walabot DIY 2 X-Ray wall scanner sees through walls

So, what does a stud look like behind the wall? Vayyar Imaging’s CEO, Raviv Melamed, gives an in-depth review of the Walabot DIY 2 stud finder. Seriously, this device is so freaking cool. Watch it below.

In case you missed it, Raviv demonstrates how Walabot can locate the center of a stud, so he doesn’t have to play the guessing game of drilling into a stud or broken screws somehow left behind in the studs from previous DIY projects or the previous owners.

So, if you’re thinking about doing any home renovations or if you’re just curious about the capabilities of Walabot, be sure to check out the interview and hear it straight from Melemed himself.

“Another cool thing is the ability to detect the center of the stud. This is also very important for safety. If I have a screw on the side of the stud, obviously, the shelf that I’m going to put, there is not going to be stable and can fall, and that’s a dangerous thing,” says Melemed.

If I know where the stud’s center is, I can put the screw in the right place and obviously make sure that my family and everybody is trying to do any work close to that shelf will be safe.”

If you didn’t know, the screws and anchors you drill into wall studs are the only things standing between your cabinets and a potentially hazardous tumble.

In the video, Melemed reveals a little-known secret: sometimes, pesky broken screws can get lodged in the side of a stud, wreaking havoc on even the most carefully planned DIY project.

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Well, that’s where the Wallabot comes in clocks into work. Instead of guessing where the center of the stud is, Walabot shows it to you by seeing behind the wall. That’s pretty gnarly and makes it worth the purchase on that merit alone.

Again, don’t let this crucial detail slip through the cracks. As cool as it is to see through walls, let’s not forget the Walabot’s primary function as a stud finder.

Keep this in mind and avoid any unwanted surprises during your next renovation.

How does the Walabot DIY 2 Stud Finder work?

The stud finder is designed to be used with an iPhone or Android device and is operated through a free app that must be downloaded onto the device.

Once the app is installed, the device is placed against the wall, and a scan is initiated.

Once paired to your smartphone, Walabot DIY 2 helps you find the center of anything behind your walls, from studs to pipes, wires, or even furred creatures.

Yes, it can tell you if you have a mouse problem before you see them skittering across your floors.

Walabot for iPhone and Android lets you see what’s inside and behind your walls

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Walabot DIY 2 Visual Stud Finder
4.5
New features include support for iOS and Android, Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in rechargeable battery and an enhanced product casing with smooth scanning strips.
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It does this with a unique visual indicator, with a different indicator across your phone’s screen as you scan across the wall.

Orange for wooden studs, purple for wires, and silver for pipes. It’ll even tell you if someone snaked a wire up next to a pipe or stud, so you know to avoid both.

The 4D radio tech can reach four inches into drywall or concrete, which should show anything inside the cavity between your walls.

Where to find the Walabot DIY 2

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The newly updated DIY 2 model with WIFi currently sells for $189.95, while the DIY 2 Deluxe Bundle retails at $239.95.

Does Wilibot DIY 2 work without Wi-Fi?

The Walabot 2 can operate without an internet connection or WiFi. The only thing it requires is a compatible smartphone or tablet with USB OTG support and Android 7.0 or higher to function correctly

Can the Walotbot Diy 2 see rodents behind the wall?

The Walabot device is usually used to find pipes and wires, but it can also find rodents hiding behind walls. However, it’s not the best tool for finding rodents all the time.

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Editor's Pick
Walabot DIY 2 Visual Stud Finder Walabot DIY 2 Visual Stud Finder
4.5

Created with your DIY needs in mind, this innovative tool will revolutionize the way you work. No more guessing and no more mistakes. Trust us, once you try the Walabot DIY 2 Stud Visual Finder, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Pros:
  • Helps you avoid drilling into electrical wires, pipes, and other hidden objects behind walls.
  • Uses 4D imaging radar to provide an accurate and detailed picture of what's behind your drywall.
  • User-friendly and easy to operate.
Cons:
  • Its price point may be a bit higher than some DIYers are comfortable with.
  • It's dependent on the user's phone or tablet, so it may not be ideal for those who prefer to work with standalone tools.
Final Verdict: Walabot DIY 2 Stud Visual Finder is a valuable tool for DIY enthusiasts who want to avoid costly and potentially dangerous mistakes when drilling into walls. However, as with any tool, there are some limitations and a bit of a learning curve.
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