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In my personal experience, I’ve found that parties with photo booths are more fun than parties without photo booths. But if you’re hosting a big event or wedding, you’ll know that actually renting a company to come set up a booth can get really expensive.

But why pay someone to come set up a booth and run it for you when you can just put a really great one together yourself? Here’s how to do it.


  • A Raspberry Pi 3, or an older Raspberry Pi with a Wi-Fi adapter.
  • A monitor with HDMI-in, to be the screen of the photo booth.
  • A DLSR or other camera that can connect to the Pi over USB, along with whatever weird cable your camera needs to do it.
  • A mouse and keyboard, which you’ll need to get things set up on the Pi.
  • A tripod, i…

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