I decided to build a simple photo-booth as a fun addition for events, this goes through the basic steps of how i went from a few pieces of wood to a fully functional booth. I have also included a photo of what the images look like!
Please note that this photo-booth is simply a fan project. The photobooth is NOT endorsed by Instagram, and is NOT for sale!
Step 1: Cutting Wood
Square sheet of MDF, 600mm x 600mm with a Red Dome Push Button
recessed at the bottom.
Step 2: Access Holes
Holes were then cut out for camera lens and tv monitor.
Step 3: Monitor Trim
A wooden frame was then fitted to surround the hole for the tv to add depth.
Step 4: Rounding Edges
Corners were then curved using a jigsaw.
Step 5: Fitting Sides
Sides were then cut just short of where the corners start to bend. Screws and 90 degree brackets temporarily attached them to the back piece.
Step 6: Building Corners
The rounded corners were made from short strips of wood, glued to form the rough shape of the corner. These were also temporarily screwed and attached using 90 degree brackets while the glue dried.
Step 7: Rounding Corners
Once the glue had dried on the rough corners, they were shaped using a wood plane and sander.
Step 8: Added Details
A recessed section was made on the front right, simply to add depth and additional detailing.
Step 9: Flash Holes
Holes were then cut to contain the 3 45mm seven segment displays, and two larger holes at the top for the flash guns.
Step 10: Shell Finished
The two holes for the flash guns were covered on the back with a hard translucent plastic to seal the unit and diffuse the light passing through, reducing the harshness of the light.
Step 11: Electronics
Wires were attached to each of the 7 segment displays, these were then covered using heat shrink and the 9 wires coming out of each 7 segment was then bound together using larger heat shrink to keep everything tidy.
Step 12: The PCB
There was a total of 28 transistors, 29 resistors a few meters of red/black wire.