Step 7: Finishing Touches/ Conclusion

I stained the photobooth a dark brown to give it a cool vintage feel.

I also purchased a slave flash that could be triggered by a camera's flash. It was only $20-30 brand new, I bought it off of ebay for $10.

Here were some problems I ran into:
- The solenoids were often too weak to push the button. Either that or the braces I made for them to stand over the printer and camera were too weak. Anyhow, that part of my booth failed and I had to open it up everyday to manually turn on the printer and camera. Here's where I got the idea from.
- My printer ran out of ink/paper every 100 photostrips. The problem was, I had to go to class and couldn't constantly check. Checking would also cause me to open up the booth from the back which was a hassel. I wanted to install some type of counter or sensor but this too was sacraficed for time.

I don't want to explain every single step I did, and plus I don't have enough pictures, but please let me know if you have more questions. I'd love to check out some other booths.

P.S. The Photoboof Forum is also a great place to get ideas from other DIY Photoboothers.
<p>Oh that would be fun to have a photobooth at a party. I wonder, can you actually rent this type of party equipment hire for any type of event besides on a birthday? This does give me an idea about presenting this to my brother since his daughter's sweet sixteen is coming up next week. http://www.dancetime.com.au</p>
<p>Great post. We are looking at replacing our current booth or expanding. I'm going to have a go at building our own. I love the finished product. <a href="http://www.loveandlaugh.com.au" rel="nofollow">LoveLaugh</a></p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>Great instruction! If you'd like to build the photobooth with an iPad using its front cam or connected to a Sony Camera by WIFI you should check out <a href="http://www.diy-booth.com" rel="nofollow">DIY Booth</a>. I built a booth connected to a studio flash and get professional pictures by using devices I already had :)</p>
Do you have any idea what kind of a budget a first time photobooth constructor would be looking at with this particular project?
I've already priced my material from Home Depot for the box alone to be less than $100 not including tools and guts. As far as Electronics it up to each individual on how far they want to go. I myself already own a Nikon D90, a couple of LCD monitors, printer and lighting equipment. But I'm looking into purchasing a photo booth program that is made for DSLR, if interested in that go to www.DSLRBooth.com <br> <br>Hope this helps.
Your links do not work?
Gostaria de saber passo a passo da montagem do bot&atilde;o de iniciar o photo booth,pois o site mostra somente uma parte . Caso alguem saiba como montar por favor me diga.
Is there a possibility that you could post your dimensions of the wooden panels? size and font used for the wordart? :)
creative idea.
here's my sample photobooth prints<br><br>
Hi! What software are you using for this if you don't mind? Thanks!
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I was inspired by this Instructables post long long ago... and finally created my own home version! Here's the instructions and materials that I used to create it, using spare parts that were just on their way to recycling!<br> <br> <a href="http://www.kimberlymichelle.com/2011/03/03/how-to-build-your-own-party-photobooth-at-home/">http://www.kimberlymichelle.com/2011/03/03/how-to-build-your-own-party-photobooth-at-home/</a>
really its very good.u done great job mate because it is very clear and perfect but i dont understand one thing how the machine working when u put the coin inside.please can u explain the mechanism how coin work when u put in the booth.thank u very much.im eagerly waiting for ur reply.
there is no coin mechanism. and I'm not an expert on that. I'm sure that there's someone on the internet that could help you with putting a coin slot into this.
I too have had coin slot issues and found this informational <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCF8ZOYVXF8">video</a> very helpful. Good luck!
Very good ideas here! Check out another example Photo Booth from a recent wedding at <a href="http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com">http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/ </a>November 1st. It was a lot of fun and a really big hit! I have some diagrams of what I use with explanations and an example pic.<br> The specific link is <a href="http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-booth.html">here</a>
Very good ideas here! <br> <br>Check out another example Photo Booth from a recent wedding at <br><a href="http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/" name="desc">http://vigorotaku.blogspot.com/ </a> <br>November 1st. It was a lot of fun and a really big hit! <br> <br>I have some diagrams of what I use with explanations and an example pic. <br>
Love your LOGO. We are still trying to find ours...<br>You can see us here:<br><a href="http://www.mysandiegophotobooth.com/">San Diego photo booth rentals</a>
We use quantum flash for the &quot;hair&quot; light. Check us out:<br><a href="http://www.mysandiegophotobooth.com/">San Diego photo booth rentals</a>
For professional looking pictures construct a &quot;hair&quot; light for your photo booth. It's important if you want to get studio lighting effect. You can see how the pictures will look like here: http://www.mysandiegophotobooth.com.
Hi there I am extremely interested in paying someone to build me a custom photobooth for my upcoming wedding. I would like something nice that doesn't cost a wwwhhhole lot of money. Please email me at sglorym@netscape.net
I was hoping somebody could help me with alternative software. I played with the photoboof! software and it is very nice, but $600 is out of my price range. Anybody know of any cheap or possible free alternatives. I plan on building a booth for my wedding reception. Any ideas are welcome.
CBossio....<br/><br/>Good luck with your reception. You may want to check out <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sequentialstar.com/">http://www.sequentialstar.com/</a> for another photobooth software alternative. I'm not too sure of how reliable it is, but it seems to be able to do everything you would need. Let me know.<br/>
HI i am also intresting build a photo booth machine what is your recommendation which software you finnay select ? Thanks for advice David
I have found the breezysys website too and it looks promising until I looked at the supported cameras. With the program costing $100 and the cheapest supported camera costing around $500, I'm back to square one.
They may have updated their site as I found cameras on their list available on ebay very affordable.
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.breezesys.com/PSRemote/photobooth.htm">http://www.breezesys.com/PSRemote/photobooth.htm</a> has a program that only cost about $100 and you get to try it for free (fully functional)<br/>
Any One can please help me to find good&nbsp;Photo-booth&nbsp;software that can run in&nbsp;full-screen&nbsp;kiosk mode , and easy to use , that will work with Canon G10 .<br /> also can give&nbsp;you&nbsp;option to select templed&nbsp;<br /> Thank you&nbsp;
HI i am also intresting build a photo booth machine what is your recommendation which software you finnay select ? Thanks for advice David
I love the design of the &quot;photobooth&quot; backlit cutout! Looks great. I actually made a photobooth for my own use, though it didn't look nearly as nice as yours. I'm going to start selling the software soon (http://photobooth.rocketmonkeys.com/), since I really feel like there should be another option besides the $600 photoboof software (!!).<br/><br/>I've noticed that this can be a big hit not just as an installation, but if you bring it to events like weddings, birthday parties, etc. If it's small and portable, you can start bringing it places you never thought of. I'd love to make a booth similar to this that can be easily broken down and fit into the trunk of a car. If I end up making it, I'll post up an instructable.<br/>
HI i am also intresting build a photo booth machine what is your recommendation which software you finnay select ? Thanks for advice David
The URL&nbsp;above is old.&nbsp; It's now <a href="http://www.seemonkey.net/" rel="nofollow">http://www.seemonkey.net/</a><br /> <br /> I'm also working on putting together a site dedicated to all things photobooth related. &nbsp;I'll post when&nbsp;I have it online.<br />
If you ever do an instructable of a portable booth, I'd love to see it! I'm very interested in doing this too.
I'll put one up soon. I've already got another instructable in the pipes for a unique monitor stand... it'll be interesting :). After that, I'll do the photobooth one. Stay tuned!
I am wanting to build a photo booth using these plans with a few modifications of my own. I thought I would make it in two pieces that can be stacked on each other for portability. I would be very interested in purchasing the software from you if you can let me know it will work in a photo booth of this type with the subjects in control of the remote? I look forward to hearing from you. FYI I am not versed at all on writing my own programs.
The way it works is that after you set it up, it can be completely run by the guests. A guest can sit down, press the button, then it'll take 3 pictures (with a delay so they can repose) and then print out their photos. So once you set it up, you should be able to just leave it working.
Me and my sister really want to build one of these things!
What was your overall cost for this project?
I had gotten a school grant for $500 and used it all to buy all the materials. I'm sure if you're clever enough you can repurpose/recycle stuff and do it for much less!
How did you get the grant? I'm going into college this year so I'm curious.
Looks great! What type/size of photoprinter did you use?
Awesome job on the photobooth. Awesome! I made the photobooth @ Shine and will be releasing it open source shortly. In short, it currently runs php pages on apache, a javascript countdown and then fires some python to take the images. After all four images are captured, using imagemagik, it creates the photostrip and adds the watermark and saves it. There is an uploader that runs in the background that is constantly looking for new images and uploads them to flickr. example image: &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinesf/286486188/&quot;&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://static.flickr.com/103/286486188_a16db43b55_m_d.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt; I also took each of the individual images, and using mencoder, put them together as a timelapse movie. <object width="400" height="300"><param name="movie" value="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8208578138509311709"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8208578138509311709" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="300"></embed></object> We will be incorporating this into the API of one of the video services and I will be releasing the source code for this as well!<br/>
LOL bless the girls not to shy to flash the camera,<br />
This is so cool. I'm hoping to start on Photobooth 2.0 very soon and would love to collaborate. we must keep in touch!
Sounds like you are the best authority I've seen so far on Photo booths on the web. I'm trying to build one for a wedding shower this summer. I would like one that we can load the pics into the computer and print at the same time so that there are two copies that print out side by side. I'm really confused about the whole set up. Building the booth is the least of my problems. It's the camera, the remote button, the program and the printer. I know I will need a very good printer. Will a canon point and shoot work or am I better off spending more on a good camera? Any help is really appreciated.
John Hobbs has developed 2 great free alternatives, a software one and a web based one.&nbsp; Both are called OpenPhotoBooth.&nbsp; I believe he is looking for collaborators as well.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.openphotobooth.com/OpenPhotoBooth-" rel="nofollow">http://www.openphotobooth.com</a><br />
I am in the process of making something similar and was wondering if you could tell me more about the equipment and how it is hooked up.&nbsp; Just more detailed information on your setup process and the equipment that you used.
&nbsp;wow, this is amazing! &nbsp;Kudos on a great project
&nbsp;what a hilarious and almost cartoon like smiling girl popping her head out of that booth. :p

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