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

Picture of Cutting Wood
Photo 23-01-2013 18 08 34.jpg
Square sheet of MDF, 600mm x 600mm with a Red Dome Push Button recessed at the bottom. 
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davidandora2 years ago
Top notch work! (and a really great instructable). This is one of the very best all- in one photobooth setups I've ever seen, and I work in the event industry. So cute and inviting. Your design and construction is just fantastic! A+
stehaa made it!6 days ago

Very nice project:

Since I do not own an Arduino I used a Raspberry Pi as a controller just as in this project: http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-photo...

I added a WLAN-Router for management purposes. I also made it slightly smaller in 500x500mm.

tlc1992 made it!2 months ago

Great idea. So good that I had to make one myself. As I had no idea how to code the arduino I made a few changes. Mine runs off a laptop using the NKRemote photobooth software which is operated using the touchscreen. The booth will contain two flashes when operating but only one is shown in the photo. The button plays funny sounds when pressed (wolf whistle etc.)

In the software it gives the user the option to email their photographs. I did not intend on printing them. I can also add facebook upload but this will take a lot of time and probably cause queues.

I just have to wait until my wedding now before I can use it. I plan on printing the photographs to send as thank you cards.

I hope you like it!

MDLEACH tlc19922 months ago

How did you make the flashes link together

tlc1992 MDLEACH2 months ago
MDLEACH tlc199223 days ago

Thanks That Helps

Alfie1011 month ago
Hi Alex
Would you be able email or Skype me please?
prunge8 months ago

My version with a touch screen and barrel flash with constant light.

fstop570 prunge2 months ago

any chance you could provide a wiring diagram please.

If you post it, you gotta provide the Arduino code

Hi. it looks very well put together. I'm trying to build one myself. What tripod did you buy to support the weight of the booth?

vishcolor prunge7 months ago
How are you attaching the light stand which party you used and where u bought it from
moore362 months ago
I do not have the tools time or the knowledge to do it myself. Can I buy a booth from you or can I ask you to make me one I have a different idea not in the shape of the instagram logo. Please reply to my email moore0036@gmail.com
gleemonex693 months ago

How big is this thing and can you supply a link for the code? Would love to add this to my DJ business.

Seems the OP is not responding to a lot of questions posted here in the comment section. Can we send him an email instead?

irakim1 year ago

this is very creative & i want to try it...however, i am just wondering about the image of the camera..would you get in trouble if your copying the icon of instragram?? please let me know coz im very excited to start building this.

I was thinking the same thing. Just have to be creative and make it your own. You don't necessarily have to stick to the instagram branding.

General_Zod7 months ago

This is a stellar project! Very cool. Can you please provide the Arduino code? Cheers!

krogers17 made it!1 year ago

thank you for the Great Instruction. Mine is not that perfect as yours, congrats to the high quality work, but we have upgraded it with a direct photo printout on the back. That was quite positively mentioned by the guests.

Hi Rogers. Just like to check if u also do custom built for other. Also can you share your desing internal how to designed for prayer etc.
Hey there,

thank you for your interest. I can post some pictures and detailed comments if you wish to have.
The most problematic point that can prevent building custom style was the fact that I have used a notebook placed inside. This uses a licensed software that needs to be purchased after 30 days. It was good enough for my use, just one wedding, but makes it more expensive (if I remember correctly it was round about 300$).
If this and shipping from Germany wouldn't be a problem, I could do it of course ;)
I Try to take some detailed pics and post them.
kind regards, Kevin
Can you tell how did u attached the booth in tripod stand. Which part u used and when you bought it. I mean the mount which connects The booth and the light stand
Do u have Skype or other pm?
Mjvlisa krogers178 months ago
Hi can you kindly help in providing dimensions / sizes detailed specs cutting the box
krogers17 Mjvlisa8 months ago
Hey There,
I just added my design drafts for you. The rest was done on the object ;)
Mjvlisa krogers178 months ago
Thank you for your kind help. Would you be so kind to email me the attachment to moisesjLL@outlook.com I can't view it clearly in your message. Thank you
kosstep krogers1711 months ago

Can you tell me, what printer did you use???

jkhoang8 months ago

Sorry if someone has asked and you have answered previously... but can you tell me what light stand you used and what attachment is needed to connect the light stand to the bottom of the box? Thanks much!

Agreed. If you post it, you gotta provide the Arduino code.

rockinsugar11 months ago

It is cool. But how do we connect the camera to the screen? and the people can looks at the screen when they pose

krogers1711 months ago
I used a Canon Selfie. It is very small and the pictures are finished within 15 seconds. Just cutout the slot for the paperbank.
kosstep11 months ago


Very cool =)) Good idea!

I saw a small devise like on the photo. May be know what printer do they use?? It's like polaroid camera and printing on the papper and it's very small, can't find... which one I can use...

maubau111 months ago

Could be interesting to use UDOO to have the possibility to send directly the pictures to Instagram and add some particular effects and text.

lsalazar61 year ago
How much did it cost for everything?
antennas1 year ago
Great idea and execution Alex. Can you print the photos from this right on the spot?

It looks like it's been about 10 months. Has a decision been made as to whether or not to post the code?

mass371 year ago
This is awesome! You must be making big bucks renting this out for weddings
hi! great invention! can you please tell me how people displayed on the monitor, as a mirror or as is?
gnolasco1 year ago
This is awesome! What did you use to create the camera lens in front of the box? Thanks.
djsfantasi1 year ago
Great instructable. However for readers of the article, search for other resources in addition with regard to soldering techniques.
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