Think out side the box, a new take on photo booths. Innovation starts here.

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As a commercial photographer I was getting sick of this DIY Photo Booth market. So I've spent the past 2 years prototyping different products to combine to make a reliable product to take to market. While doing this we built a company that would let our products be tested in the real world.

This is my first time posting for CADCrowd so we will be as detailed as possible, if you need any more info please leave a public message or send me a private message.

What we are looking for:
We want to build a product that is innovative, stylish, light weight, collapsable yet durable. We are sick of seeing Boxes. We want a unit that is free standing and curtain-less. I would love a stainless steel or aluminum face, but are open to other ideas. We don't want the end product to break the bank when it comes to manufacturing so would like materials to be widely available.

Height - We would like the unit to be at its tallest 70" would like it to have removable sections so hight could vary.
Free standing
Collapsable/mobile - END GOAL would love for the entire unit to break down in to ONE 1650 Pelican Case.
Simply assembly - would like this process to go quick, maybe pins/magnets/dovetails maybe power integration from base to components.
Durable - This unit will be on the go, seeing 50-60 party's a year, thats 10,000 - 50,000 potentially drunk people a year and would love to get at least 5 years from it.
Stream line - think of apples clean cut designs, would love for it to feel simple, not threatening.

Products: Specs Available online or upon request.
HITI 510L Printer - needs side access for paper and ink, can only print on a angle of up to 30 degrees, would love for paper to come out on the front under/lower then the screen. the printer can be removable or bolted to unit. (consider break down)
Windows surface tablet - needs to be accessible for touch screen, needs to be mounted flush or minimal clearance for clean design. needs access to power and usb ports from the back.
Camera - standard DSLR camera. would like to have a 77mm UV filter mounted for the camera to touch up against. a dovetail plate would be great to let the camera move back and forth for different lens (up to 8" of slide)
Lights - would like to place LED's and a flash tube on either side of the camera so we will need holes and diffusion plexi/plastic for this as well. we will most lily be making our own boards to mount so there aren't any specs on this yet.
Adjustable angle mount - would like it if the tablet/camera/light were mounted together with a potential of up to 20 degree horizontal tilt. (consider whats behind the faceplate, don't want gaps where fingers can get caught.

I hope this sums up needs and wants. I will include a quick sketch of our ideas to maybe fuel your inspiration.
We will be selecting the most innovative idea based on our criteria in the description. We really want you to think out side the box. style, design and materials are a huge player in who we pick
Don't Wants:
What every one else has. I want new ideas. I don't want gig cases that snap together.
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Additional Information
We only want to produce something thats original, please see scan of idea. We want it to be a free standing structure, don't worry about backgrounds, people will stand in front of it, with the horizontal tilt the camera can adjust size.

I don't want a box. What is a box? and object that has 4 sides and 4 - 90 degree angles. We want original creative ideas along the concepts ideas presented in the quick sketch.

We have finalized our hard wear, although we appreciate feedback we have tested my products over the years, Thank you


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Jason K


Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:02:13 +0000
Tommy, You are correct in thinking that the face of the lens would always be flush. if we could have a ring inserter like this: we could then step the lens down with rings depending on the size of the face...
A dovetail rail and plate for the camera to mount to would be ideal, this would be easy to manufacture with the unit.
The cameras will be canon eos rebels. The standard is a 1/4 20 hole dead centre to the lens on any camera.

Thank you,
feel free to ask any more questions.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:43:26 +0000
With the camera sliding up to 8 inches would this be to accommodate a lens. As in, would the lens always be flush if the camera were behind a panel
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:33:09 +0000
Hi, Could you please post some specs on the camera regarding dimensions and potential mounting hardware present on the camera in the way of tri-pod mounts that could be used to mount it.

Jason K


Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:17:26 +0000
Commenters. Thank you, But I'm not looking for a BOX solution, also we require this hard wear SPEC. I'm looking for new ideas, not something thats already been done. We have seen the market and what is offered and its not the right fit, there go why we are here.

I will be posting updates in the description soon if you wish to continue submitting.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:38:18 +0000
Have you tried searching? Check this guy out.

Might save you some development/manufacturing time.

Manuel Rosso


Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:39:48 +0000
Dear Sir,

I have not use any of those boxed booths, and I am dubious on what people looks for in those stands. Are they looking for fun doing funny faces and acting kinda crazy? or are they looking for fixing the moment with a friend? a formal photograph to include in a CV?
A monolith like the ones shown in 2001 space oddisey may be very cool but at the same time not discrete.
You are talking about one (quite expensive) digital single-lens reflex camera. Why aren't you considering many cheap cameras like the ones in phones and laptops taking various continuing stream of images from various angles at once? The customer may choose later some photos from the films taken, after viewing the results.
What about the background?

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