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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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