Building a Wi-Fi-enabled selfie booth with Arduino

Atmel | Bits & Pieces


This photo booth has a vintage look with modern-day technology .

The first known working photographic machine was a product of the French inventor T. E. Enjalbert back in March 1889. While the vast majority of today’s photo booths are digital, traditional ones typically consisted of a seat or bench surrounded by a curtain of some sort. Inspired by those of yesteryear, a Maker by the name of “kitesurfer1404” has devised a slick, Wi-Fi-enabled selfie booth.

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In order to bring this idea to life, the Maker used an Atmel basedArduino to monitor the state of the buttons and handle the LED lighting, along with a seven segment display and a DSLR camera. Beyond that, he implemented a Raspberry Pi to control the countdown, scaling, filter effects and processing, which can take up to 20 seconds per image. The Pi runs in Wi-Fi Access Point mode, enabling anyone with a wireless-compatible device to connect to the photo booth and view the images…

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