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    Party favorite

    Any idea what it is?


    Every year we have a halloween party. A few years back I put up some shelving under our stairway, covered the walls in black plastic, and setup the laptop as a photo booth.

    Well don't have a closet like that at the new house, but wanted to have the photo booth again, so this is what I came with. It holds the computer screen, camera attached above, CPU on the floor, and may add another shelf for the printer. We've never printed the pics before, just uploaded them for download by our guests or to view on-line. Will curtain off one end of our sun room with this setup behind it. Need to add a light on the top yet and will paint it all black.


    Haven't used this software before, but looks like it will work nicely.
    http://www.sparkbooth.com
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    Last edited by Darren Wright; 10-25-2011 at 03:30 AM.
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    Wow! The Sketchup plug-in you're using makes it look totally hand-drawn.

    The Halloween photo booth sounds like a fun idea.
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    Cool idea!
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    Looks like fun. I've seen folk set those up to be real easy to use with a single USB button before. Should be a lot of fun at a Halloween party!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Looks like fun. I've seen folk set those up to be real easy to use with a single USB button before. Should be a lot of fun at a Halloween party!
    Know where I can find one? Did a search, but only coming up with those advertising buttons you push to bring up a web page.
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    Maybe one of these would work?


    USB Panic Button
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    Sounds like it'll be a fun party.

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    It is better looking than what some of my clients have in their server closets.
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    Thanks guys. Thinking I may refine it some and get it where it can run from a mini computer and make it more portable. Might be a good side job...hang out at weddings, take partial pay from the open bar.

    I found a button to use, ordered the parts to build it today.
    http://rasterweb.net/raster/2011/05/09/the-button/

    The multi-color version if anyone is interested...wish I found it first...already ordered buttons.
    http://mrmurf.posterous.com/teaser-v...ade-button-i-m
    Last edited by Darren Wright; 10-25-2011 at 08:35 PM.
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    Well, the photo booth was a hit. We set it up at the end of our sun room. I attached couple of eye bolt on each wall and strung up a few sheets for curtains.


    I built a box for the light to set behind, which worked fine, but had too much reflection on the background poster, so ended up reflecting it off the ceiling instead.




    Audrey ended up having to dress up too, she was my partner.
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