Starting your photo booth with a button

We’ve had several people ask about how to setup their photo booths so guests can start the sequence of taking pictures with a button. The best option we’ve found is to use the Griffin Powermate. It’s a usb button that works with PCs and Macs. In our testing, it looks great, is easy to setup and works great with dslrBooth. Once you get your powermate, download the drivers from griffin’s website. Then setup the button push action to send the SPACE keyboard key.

Interested in a foot switch instead, we recommend the StealthSwitch USB Foot Switch. Again, just configure the switch’s software to send the SPACE keyboard key.

Make sure you have setup dslrBooth to trigger camera automatically or else pressing the button will only start the countdown and nothing else.






4 responses to “Starting your photo booth with a button”

  1. Paul Avatar

    How would you mount this to a photo booth?

    1. admin Avatar

      This is really for desktop use. However, you can either glue it or if you want to go the more professional direction, buy a button from and hook up to a teensie usb board and program it to send the space button.

  2. Joe Avatar

    Do you have instructions on installing a button from with a teensy as recommended?

    1. admin Avatar

      Check out this tutorial.

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