Open Air Photo Booth

Contest Closed
Description:
To design an "open-air" photo booth that is modern and clean in appearance as well as minimal and compact in function. The design can either be modular or as one piece but absolutely must be light weight, very durable and very portable. In terms of appearance, think apple products such as the ipad, imac, etc. If the design is modular, there will need to be cases designed to go along with the pieces or the modules must fit in commonly available cases. In terms of materials, I am open to any and everything but again, they most be light, strong, durable, not show a lot of wear and not too expensive to work with.

Wants:
All designs must incorporate these necessary components:
- A Ring Flash (10" diameter, 9.5" depth, weighs aprx. 5lbs) Photo attached
- A DyeSub Printer (10.7" W, 6.6" H, 13.3" D, weight 24 lbs.) Photo attached
- An Ipad or touchscreen monitor of similar size
- A secondary monitor any size from 10"-19"
- A Mac Mini (7.7" W, 1.4" H, 7.7" D, 2.7 llbs)
- A second ipad

For the camera element / user interface, the ring flash and one ipad/touchscreen monitor must be facing the customer and combined into one module/unit. (The actual DSLR camera mounts to the ring flash with the lens sitting in the center of the ring flash.) This unit would also house the Mac mini and possibly the secondary monitor. The mac mini should be hidden from view. The secondary monitor can be on the side or back of the camera module but in full view to the customer. The lens of the camera will need to sit at 43" from the ground (at it's lowest setting) and be able to be raised to 53" and 58" off the ground (at its highest setting.) This can be an adjustable height mechanism that allows for any height desired in between those specs or by using 2-3 different length adjustments that can be interchanged. It must be on a stable design that will not easily be tipped over. There will need to be a hidden door/access in order to power on the internal components, adjust camera settings, etc.

For the printer, it can be housed in the same unit as the camera but if you decide to go this route, the entire unit must be as small and light weight as possible. Otherwise, if you go the modular route, it can be in it's own module or combined with the secondary ipad into it's own module. The printer must be at least 22" off of the ground when being used. The printer is the most delicate of all components so where ever it's placed, it absolutely must be secured and safe from being knocked over. It also must be easily accessed from the front since it has a sliding drawer that opens when the paper and ink are changed. The printer has to be physically tethered via usb cable to the mac mini, so keep that in mind.

The secondary ipad's purpose is for customers to be able to use and interact with it. It will need to be at a comfortable height for the average adult user. It can be paired with the printer or if with the camera, the camera module must be 100% stable and able to take the abuse from customers using the ipad without affecting the front components.

With all of these components, they need to look seamless. No hinges or screws or other hardware or cables visible. Ideally the entire set up would be primarily white with accents of red and/or aluminum. Very clean, very modern, very simple.
It's imperative that the design can withstand countless drunk customers, be very stable, not get damaged or scratched (beyond repair) and all break-down/packed up to easily fit into the trunk/boot of a mid-sized car. It can pack down to one easily transportable case or 3 modules maximum. If one, it must be easy and secure to move, ideally with wheels.

These components will be set up in all sorts of different locations from private residences, ballrooms, lobbies, back yards, etc. hence the reason it needs to be light weight, compact and durable as well as adjustable.

I have attached a pdf showcasing several different versions of "open-air" photo booths to give you some ideas of what's being done and how much of it could be improved upon.
Wants:
- Use Apple products such as the iMac, iPad, iPod, iPhone as your design reference.
- Only simple, clean, modern, minimal entries will be considered.
- Entries making use of White, Light Grey and Bright Red (as an accent color) will be given preference.
- The lens of the camera (which sits centered in the ring flash) must be height adjustable from 43" off the ground (at it's lowest point), with a setting at 53" and one at 58" off the ground (at it's highest point.) Any design that allows for more adjustability while keeping with the over all aesthetic will be given preference.
- Any "out-of-the box" thinking with respect to light weight materials that could be used, or any "pop-up / foldable" concepts will be given major preference. (See attached example: POP-UP)
- Any design using commonly available and easy to work with materials will be given preference
Don't Wants:
- An actual booth that resembles the traditional photo booths.
- Anything big or bulky
- Anything Heavy or cumbersome to transport
Ask for Sample:
I initially want a conceptual design with some elevation views as a sample of your style/work. Precise measuremnets are less important than the over-all look/concept at this stage. The designer who most exhibits the aesthetic that I am looking for will complete the detailed project.
Software:
  1. AutoCAD
  2. SolidWorks
Additional Information
Hello All,
The images that I have includded in the attachment "camera design" are meant to show you what is currently being done by my competitors and what I would like you to either,
A. Improve upon by making the design smaller, lighter and visually more appealing or
B. Design something completely new and innovative that can still perform the same function.

I am not looking for designs of what is already available.

Thank you for your time!

Entries

#12 printer_housing by RAVI KUMAR
Right now designed as basic concept. Detailed concept will be developed based on the discussion and availed parts such as monitor, Ipad, Imac with dinmensions
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2014-02-02 17:30:00
#10 Photo Booth_5 by jnatzic
This design is basically the same as my last upload but I designed the base to fold down so it can fit in the trunk of a car easily. There are access doors in the rear of both the printer box and the main box, though they cannot be seen in this rendering.
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2014-01-30 19:36:31
#9 Photo Booth_4 by jnatzic
I changed the design a bit by adding two rails on the back that the printer unit and the main unit can slide up and down on. This allows for infinite height adjustment and the units can slide all the way down to form a hand truck for transportation. I may add a hinge device on the rails so they can fold down to easily fit into a car trunk.
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2014-01-29 00:47:04
#8 thesecond by Manuel Rosso
Design made in folded steel sheet and hinged frames are made in brushed Stainless Steel.
Lateral supports could be get off for transportation.
Ipads were arranged in hinged frames at the sides. They could be oriented to the front or to the sides.
The printer is disposed in a box to protect it. The front of the printer is not covered and the printer could be easily removed for maintenance.
The camera and flash are disposed in an adjustable height mechanism that maintains the camera leveled. It is optional to install a servo to automate the rise of the camera.
The color as represented is cream.
Construction material could be changed for brushed stainless steel
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2014-01-28 23:05:45
#7 Open Air Photo Booth by VOLOSHEN DESIGNS
Mac style photobooth.
Flip'n'go concept.
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2014-01-28 02:14:20
#6 Photo Booth_3 by jnatzic
I made a separate unit to house the printer which should lower the center of gravity significantly. The poles have a slot in them which will keep the unit from spinning. The base, camera unit and printer box will interlock and they can be bungee corded to the base, which has wheels on it. One of the poles can be put into the top of the printer box so it can be rolled like a hand-truck.
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2014-01-26 03:05:28
#5 Photo Booth_2 by jnatzic
This is in 4 separate pieces. The base, two poles and the main unit. The main part is 20inx20inx30in and it contains all of the internal components.
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2014-01-25 19:53:21
#4 Photo Booth Man by Nick Trep Designs
2014-01-25 03:52:51
#3 Open Air Photo Booth by VOLOSHEN DESIGNS
Free standing booth. Model in AutoCAD, rendered and animated in Showcase. Frame - aluminum extrusions, sides and header - Plexiglas. Back - perforated aluminum. Swiveled/railed camera and monitor. Can be assembled with pins or bolts. More design layouts available.
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2014-01-25 00:40:26
#2 Photo Booth_1 by jnatzic
This is just a prototype. The Camera and Ipad are on the front and the Printer and second screen are on the side. The base folds and retracts up into the main unit.
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2014-01-25 00:20:29
#1 thefirst by Manuel Rosso
This design was made for your colleague JasonK, "Think out side the box, a new take on photo booths. Innovation starts here." and thus not everything asked in your contest was adressed. He refused to consider the proposal, anyway.
This device could be dismounted and transported into a Pelikan box. The head holding the camera and flash (in your case even the computer) could be raised along the pole and inclined.
The screen and tactile keybord could be inclined as well.
The printer could be covered by a sturdier box if required.
So, everything could be adjusted, provided you like the basic design. Please, put a me a note if you like some modification at manuel.rosso@hotmail.com.
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2014-01-23 18:31:10

Discussion

LucasZ

Buyer

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:40:20 +0000
Hello All,

Thank you for submitting your entries. You have all done a nice job. Unfortunately I am not seeing anything that is in-line with what I am looking for aesthetically and functionally.

LucasZ

Buyer

Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:52:01 +0000
I just uploaded images of the ring flash and printer, sorry that I forgot to that in the beginning.
As for the monitors,
-One needs to be facing in the same direction as the flash/camera. It's use is a touchscreen where guests can start the photo booth.
-The second screen will simply run a slideshow of the images as they are being captured so ideally it would face the opposite direction of the flash/camera unit or really any way that you see fit.
- Placement of the iPad is up to your creativity. It can be housed on the main unit or simply placed on it's own stand or with the printer unit. The possibilities are endless, it's up to you and your imagination.

Manuel Rosso

Designer

Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:35:16 +0000
Dear Sir,

I would love to know the Ring Flash, the DyeSub Printer, because the design may change according the shape of those parts. It was said photos were attached, but it were not. To know the model would be wonderful, it will give access to more views.
Another question is the position and intended use of three displays: Ipad, secondary monitor and second ipad

LucasZ

Buyer

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:11:45 +0000
Hello All,
I apologize but I have to shorten the deadline from 30 days. All entries are due by Sunday, February 2nd. Thank You!

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