Taking self-portrait images or selfie has become quite a trend these days. No need of a third person or a timer or a tripod, just place the camera in front of you and click it. Getting oneself clicked through selfie, is however not first of its kind. Shutter bag lovers have been seen posing and making funny faces at small click cubicles which we know as “Photo Booths”. Compared to clicking selfies, photo booths are much better option as there is no need for you click, multiple clicks are there, prints can be taken instantly and of course, reliable photo quality is there. However, unlike cameras, the photo booths aren’t portable.
Knowing how much fun photo booths are and how they can be used, Chris Evans has developed a portable version of them using Raspberry Pi mini-computer along with a camera module. You don’t get a printer with this camera, but then images taken are converted to animated gif file and then are automatically shared over the internet. Adding more to jazz of handmade beauty, Mr. Evans has even made a customized chassis for the Photo Booth.
If you have decided to make this gadget and are wondering where to put the creativity quotient into, there are hardware mods in terms of casing and software changes in terms of the websites on which you can post .gif images. It is also not necessary for its maker to be present every time when the gadget is used, the working is so simple that anyone can operate it. After all, easy snapping is why we have Photo Booths with us.
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