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Geez, I feel like I'm taking photos from this tree every month now #familiesbelongtogether #returnthechildren #icantbelieveimhashtaggingthis #abolishice


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Poor Seamus does NOT like the run-up to Fourth of July. #dog 🎉🎆🎇🌋🔥🌎🔥☣


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Building an Underwater Photo Booth: Pt 1

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My current project is a collaboration with Jack to build an underwater photo booth.  It lets users take four photos with the push of a button, then uploads them to a cloud drive so folks can post pics of themselves at the pool as soon as they dry their hands off.


There are numerous great online instruction manuals for building a photo booth using a Raspberry Pi, so that part was the first which we completed, and it went pretty quickly.

The hardware consists of five key parts:
A Raspberry Pi mini computer, which runs the camera.A Raspberry Pi camera module, which is similar to the kind of camera in most cell phoneA display screen.  This is a small LCD screen that cost about $40.A display control board.  I don't fully understand that magic that makes this work, but it takes the images that the Raspberry Pi sends over an HDMI cable, and it translates them so the LCD screen can make images.A battery to power it.And a button that works through the waterproof housing. The current step h…