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PALM BOOTH CAMERA

This was a project by an inventor/enterpreneur to pitch a "Palm Booth" camera (a tiny photo booth that fits in your hand) as a kids product to Hasbro. It was my task to design the camera for the presentation, trying to work out a way to integrate all the potential components into a small device.

Later the project involved designing accessories such as "clothes" for it (equivalents of phone cases), and a miniature portable printer, long before similar smartphone-connected devices became a relatively common product.

The basic camera exterior. The blue insert that looks a bit like a film cartrige would be a miniature built in printer. What looks like a second SD card on the other side would contain software filters for various image effects.

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And I included a handy little built-in stand (mostly so it could be tilted while placed on a surface).

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Exterior details.

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Illustrating potential internal arrangements.

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Some possible "clothes" options, before smartphone cases were quite so ubiquitous. The transparent rectangles on the upper left are slots to keep some of the tiny 'photo booth' style printouts.

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And some licensed branded ones.

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And from a later evolution, the portable miniature printer, for which one could also purchase various "clothes".

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