Arduino Photo Booth

‘Tis the season for celebration and jubilation with your nearest and dearest so we thought we’d help document this festive time of year by building an automated photo booth powered by an Arduino.

To help out with festivities at a Christmas party, we thought it’d be pretty cool for the party-goers to be able to have their photos taken and get them displayed on a projected screen in the club. There would also be a live ticker of incoming text messages.

The users come along and hit a big red button on the table in front of them. They see a countdown from 3 on a scrolling LED display then the Arduino takes the photo using a Nikon D90. Then, through the power of wifi, the photo is beamed across the club to a projector to display it on the screen.

Arduino powered photo booth