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Jeremy built a standalone photo booth/box with a Ricoh GR digicam and a number of salvaged parts -

My goal is to build a portable photo booth that could be set up in virtually any location. It is build almost entirely of salvaged parts found at Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity’s ;Build it again center. It has a built-in 40 watt-second flash with diffused panel on the front and an old 5-inch B&W TV on the bottom with a live feed from the camera so you can compose the picture. The still photo is displayed for 3 seconds on the screen after it is taken. The images stay on the camera’s card and create a visual record of the people who came to the event at which the photo booth was used.

This project would be great for big get-togethers. Add automated printing and you’ll have a DIY replacement for costly photobooth rental (plus a great souvenir for guests!).

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. Totally awesome.  I wish I had your skills.  I am trying to build my own photobooth before dropping $1800 on a already made one.

    Great article and I am so glad I found this site again.  I didn’t get a chance to bookmark it but now, I did. 
    thanks for sharing!

  2. Totally awesome.  I wish I had your skills.  I am trying to build my own photobooth before dropping $1800 on a already made one.

    Great article and I am so glad I found this site again.  I didn’t get a chance to bookmark it but now, I did. 
    thanks for sharing!

  3. EZPhotobooths are the manufacture of portable photo booth. It can provide the different type for events. E.g. Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events etc