Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

I created a portable photo booth using a Raspberry Pi and a Canon Selphy 910 photo printer.

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I purchased the suitcase at a thrift store in Niles, MI a few years ago and it’s just been waiting for a project like this.

I found a few tutorials on similar projects and decided this would be a perfect use for the suitcase.

I was commissioned in April to build the photo booth for an October wedding and overall it took me about 2 months worth of work (most of the being the programming).

The workflow goes like this
- Hit the button
- 4 pictures are taken
- It builds a gif
- Begins printing the photo strip
- Displays the 4 pictures to the user
- Starts over again

There are options that can be turned on to have the photos uploaded to tumblr/twitter, but I found without a super reliable internet connection, this could make the total cycle time over 3 minutes long. In the end, I decided to ditch the upload part and just have the images saved to a thumb drive that can be removed after the event is over.
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi 2
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Camera Module
  • 1 × Canon 910 Selphy Photo Printer
  • 1 × 7" TFT Screen

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sierre.garcia93 wrote 09/16/2023 at 09:58 point

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stvn wrote 04/25/2019 at 15:17 point

Why did you spent 2 months? Seems fairly easy? What was the hardest part?

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Ryan Barnes wrote 12/17/2016 at 22:04 point

are there instructions I can't seem to see

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