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.

Comments

  1. biozz says:

    i wanna see a stereoscopic 3D photo booth XD

  2. lee says:

    Does anyone know of free software that’s as feature packed as this one? A license for this costs $600…..

  3. wifigod says:

    @lee

    http://www.openphotobooth.com/download.php

    Looks promising, but I haven’t actually tried it and its still fairly new.

    PS: LOOOVVEE me some Pelican cases! Great setup. :-)

  4. strider_mt2k says:

    Agreed.
    Pelican cases rule.

    Really cool work!

  5. CutThroughStuffGuy says:

    + 2 points for the pelican case. -10 for losing the water tightness of said pelican case.

  6. MRE says:

    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.

  7. Malikaii says:

    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.

  8. fartface says:

    $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.

  9. Mog says:

    Everything’s “an epic fail” to you, fartface. Fuck off, troll.

  10. Marty Enerson says:

    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.

  11. Marty Enerson says:

    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.

  12. Varun Mehta says:

    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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