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My friend Jeff Wilson alerted me to this awesomely large Lomo-styled photo booth his colleague Matt Frank built for his wedding. The camera-shaped enclosure houses a Mac running PhotoBooth, a monitor for instant feedback, halogen lighting, and a hacked Easy button sending serial commands (via Arduino) to the computer. He has an excellent how-to here on Instructables.

A Maker’s Wedding-Photo Booth

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works at Disney Research and writes for Make and Boing Boing. He is training for American Ninja Warrior. You can find him at and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.

  • Martin Hebrank

    I love how many people use an arduino to drive a basic input device like a button. But, there’s an even easier and cheaper way to do that. Go get yourself any cheap usb joystick or gamepad. Rip the guts out and solder in the leads. Instant X set of buttons as input and they’re really easy to access using any of the myriad of joystick drivers available for all sorts of scripting languages.