Can the Walabot be used creatively with the GF?


#1

I wonder if this new Android based device might somehow be used with the GF, It can see through wood, drywall and concrete and can see a variety of materials behind these things. http://www.walabot.com/diy Perhaps for some alignment role with a plastic crosshair adhered to the back of the material? Any thoughts?


#2

It is $149 after a 50% discount.


#3

I don’t know if I want to see “movement” inside my walls… ignorance can be bliss. Interesting gadget however. Still trying to think of ways it could be used “creatively” or in “crafting” ( apart from the obvious home decor/renovation). It could find hidden safes !! skeletons?


#4

If the sensitivity is adjustable enough, it could detect voids or knots in plywood to show areas to avoid. Not a good investment for just that, but an extra use if you get it for its real intended purpose. Sure seems like it beats the old fashioned stud finders.


#5

I’d like to see it working in the wild before I plunk down. Got a collection of “pro” stud finders that claim to detect the edges of studs, thickness of drywall, pipes, electrical cable blah blah, but when I need to anchor something I usually just go for the rare-earth magnet. (The connection to a smartphone is nice, but it’s also one more app to babysit.) If it works, that’s pretty cool, although still kinda spendy. I wonder if it could be used to measure engraving/cutting depth on new materials.


#6

Technical specs

other more expansive description than original link http://www.walabot.com/


#7

Api http://api.walabot.com/


#8

looks pretty cool, hope they make one for Iphone.


#9

Looking at the site, it seems that the (limited) ability to look through (some) solid materials is only a small part of what it can do. Being able to create 3D models on the fly would be pretty cool, especially if the resolution is decent. Then I could make a model, slice it up and produce a lasered version.


#10

We’ve got one on order to play with!


#11

I have a Walabot Pro. Have not used it much. But next Speing semester I should have a GlowForge AND a Walabot. As well as 20 some Physics/Engineering students attempting to find good combined uses.