Walabot is one of the slickest new gadgets out there right now. It's essentially a stud finder with expanded smart capabilities. It attaches easily to your Android phone with a supplied magnet and can be used to make a map of the inside of your home's walls. The Walabot uses RF radar technology to locate important structures up to four inches deep in your walls. These include things like water pipes, studs, and electrical wiring.
Needless to say, these are all things that the homeowner wants to avoid drilling or hammering into when working on a DIY project. DIY projects are a great idea until you sever a wire or burst a water pipe. If this happens, your pet project can become a costly disaster. Fortunately, the Walabot's RF radar technology can help you avoid all that. Here's how this amazing new tech can improve your home improvement.
In addition to locating necessary conduits, Walabot can also detect abnormalities such as foundation damage, leaks, busted pipes, and uninvited pests like rodents. Taken together, these functions are an incredible boon to the DIY homeowner. In short, the Walabot can be used to both avoid and detect problems. This allows for terror-free hammering and drilling, as well as DIY diagnosis of structural damage.
With that in mind, check out some of the specific ways that Walabot can assist you in your DIY work.
Let's start with some of the simple stuff Walbot can do to aid your home improvements. As a stud finder, Walabot is unparalleled. It provides you with 3D images of everything hidden behind your walls. This is an obvious boon for little projects like shelf installation and hanging pictures. Yes, a standard stud finder can help with these 'simple' tasks, but Walabot is quicker, easier to use, and removes all the guesswork.
Similarly, you can also use the Walabot to install the brackets necessary for mounting flat screen TVs and other appliances on your wall. With Walabot, you don't have to rely on flashing red lights or guess at the type of materials you're working with behind your walls. It can differentiate between plastic, metal, and wood, as well as measure distances between various structures. With all this precision, your next mounting job will be a snap.
Walabot can create 3D images behind drywall, tile, and concrete. This diversity makes it a perfect choice for DIY bathroom projects. By helping you avoid drilling into electrical wires, Walabot can help in the installation of new outlets, mirrors, and the convenient bathroom shelving we all need.
It can also help inside of the tub and shower area. Here, Walabot will show you exactly where the pipes are behind your tile walls. This will prevent pipe bursting disasters when you're trying to install new fixtures or make any other improvements to the tub or shower. And while we're on the subject of pipes, Walabot can also help you locate any costly leaks you might have in your home. You may or may not be able to fix the leak, but at least you'll know where it is and avoid billable plumber hours.
If you've ever heard rustling sounds in your walls, you know how disturbing the possible presence of unwanted guests like rodents can be. You also know how difficult it can be to localize exactly where the noise is coming from. Fortunately, Walabot makes all this uncertainty a thing of the past.
Walabot has motion detectors that can sense movement behind your walls. This will help you confirm or (hopefully) disconfirm the presence of rodents back there, as well as locate nesting areas. Once you know where the pests are, you'll be able to get rid of them more efficiently, without laying traps and poisons over every inch of your home.
The Walabot can assist you with all these DIY projects and more. It's currently only available for use with the Android platform, but an IOS version is coming soon. With a little research and creativity, you can come up with additional projects and start marking them off of your list.
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