Photo booth in briefcase form

Taking portability one step further [Marty Enerson] built a photo booth in a roll-away case. The Pelican mobile case houses an Elo Touchscreen, a Canon PIXMA iP3000 photo printer, and a Canon Powershot SD100 digital camera. Most of this, including a Lenovo laptop to run it, was purchased second-hand from eBay, with a copy of Photoboof (different from the wedding photo booth from last week) to tie up the software side of the project. He plans to add a folding stand later on to make it into a kiosk.  For some reason that sparks the image of a voting booth in our minds.

12 thoughts on “Photo booth in briefcase form

  1. Yeah. Would have been better if he hadnt cut the case. Open it like a book. As is, you cant ship it, and that screen is ready to get broken.

  2. I wonder how he decides which paper will print.

    There better be a 2.0 version of this with such modifications as:

    -using an ITX platform instead of a laptop
    -accessing the ITX board through the touch screen instead of pulling the unit out to do “testing”
    -making a cover for that touch screen

    I’m sure someone will come up with more suggestions. Overall good idea though.

  3. $600 for the craptastic software? Holy crap!
    Um no. There are 30 better ones that cost less and do a hell of a lot more.

    This one is an epic fail based on a choice of low grade high priced software.

  4. I could still make it waterproof with a little work, but that may be the next version.
    I DO want to put a small fanless PC inside without the laptop, but I had just taken the laptop out of a full size booth I have to mock it up. Depending on the size of the printer, you could make it even smaller.
    The software is expensive, but worth it if you rent out a booth a couple of times. It will easily pay for itself. Plus, you get lifetime upgrades for free and he upgrades the software a lot.

    PS – good call on fartface.

  5. I could still make it waterproof with a little work, but that may be the next version.
    I DO want to put a small fanless PC inside without the laptop, but I had just taken the laptop out of a full size booth I have to mock it up. Depending on the size of the printer, you could make it even smaller.
    The software is expensive, but worth it if you rent out a booth a couple of times. It will easily pay for itself. Plus, you get lifetime upgrades for free and he upgrades the software a lot.

    PS – good call on fartface.

  6. I was trying something similar, but with a trunk rather. Few questions;

    - How did you put the wire holders without making a hole through the other side?
    - How did you support your camera for easy access or memory card removal ?

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