Photo Booth

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A photo booth to play with & also rent out to weddings & parties

Contents

Requirements

Skills

  • Electronics: hardware interaction & wiring it all up
  • Development & Coding: Making the buttons actually *do* something
  • Woodwork & design: Making it look good & presentable

Resources & Equipment

  • Webcam (√)
  • Proper camera (X)
  • PC (√)
    • Screen (√)
    • Software (...Cheese, Python)
  • Buttons, dials & switches (√)
  • MDF, screws, brackets, etc (√)
    • Lighting (√)
  • Printer (√)
    • Photo-paper (X)
    • Ink/toner (X)

Basic Design

v.0.x

  • This will be no more than a pc set up on a desk. A functional proof of concept of all the basics. A webcam is suitable.
  1. sit down
  2. activate switch (or space bar)
  3. smile :)
  4. take picture
  5. store & display image
  6. print

v.1

  • Actual booth built, coin operated, and should probably upgrade to a proper camera. Camera operation can be as simple as a remote switch + monitoring the camera directory for new images. Otherwise some cameras can be controlled via software for full integration (http://www.gphoto.org/doc/remote/), although it's not as if the user needs to adjust the exposure or turn the flash on & off.
  • Booth design decisions: Full/sturdy booth with bench seating, or minimal + curtain & stools, use the camera flash or light panels, foldable?
  1. As above
  2. Select layout, effects (b&w, add wacky frames, etc)
  3. Limited keyboard control? (For adding names, captions)

v.2+

  • External slideshow
  • Post to Social Networks/Flickr/Imgur
  • Touch screen interactivity?
  • Sense closed eyes, movement to lessen blur
  • Karaoke

Build Log

References & Resources

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