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Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

The code for my Raspberry Pi Photo Booth (Version 2)

Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

Instructions

  1. Build a photo booth (see below)

  2. Connect your Pi and PiCamera

  3. Connect a button to the Pi's GPIO21 and Ground pins.

  4. Install git & pip & pillow (which replaces PIL) apt update && apt install git python-pip python-imaging

  5. Clone the code: git clone https://github.com/jibbius/raspberry_pi_photo_booth.git

  6. Install dependencies: pip install -r requirements.txt

(Or, if you are using python3: python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt)

  1. Activate picamera in raspi-config: sudo raspi-config

Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

You must have camera connected to avoid the error: mmal: mmal_vc_component_create: failed to create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1:ENOMEM) mmal: mmal_component_create_core: could not create component 'vc.ril.camera' (1) Traceback (most recent call last): File "./camera.py", line 45, in <module> camera = picamera.PiCamera() File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/picamera/camera.py", line 431, in __init__ self._init_camera(camera_num, stereo_mode, stereo_decimate) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/picamera/camera.py", line 460, in _init_camera "Camera is not enabled. Try running 'sudo raspi-config' " picamera.exc.PiCameraError: Camera is not enabled. Try running 'sudo raspi-config' and ensure that the camera has been enabled.

  1. Run: python ./camera.py

  2. Photos will get saved to photos directory where you can elect to publish them later.

More detailed instructions available on the blog:

jackbarker.com.au/photo-booth/

Contributing

I am happy for anyone to submit issues and pull requests.

A special thank you to all those who have submitted issues, and pull requests.

Version History

  • 2.1 (2018-04-30)
    • Allow "get ready" overlay images, to contain transparent sections.
    • Previously, when photo resolution was increased an "out of memory" error would occur during playback. Now fixed. (Special thanks: Daniel).
    • Config moved to camera-config.yaml, in anticipation of new functionality ("coming soon").
  • 2.0 (2018-04-10)
    • Move all config into a separate file.
    • Introduce YAML dependency.
    • Introduce version history.
    • Updated readme with additional installation instructions (Special thanks: ieguiguren).
  • 1.2 (2018-02-28)
    • Add debounce timer functionality to prevent accidental button presses due to EM interference (Special thanks: Andre).
  • 1.1 (2018-01)
    • Correction to Python header (Credit: ieguiguren).
  • 1.0 (2017-05)
    • Initial version.

License

This code is free to be used and modified in any manner that you would like.

Attribution is encouraged, but not required.