From building a retro game console or a teabag dunker, a Raspberry Pi is a weekend handyman’s dream. This is because its versatility allows you to do just about anything you can imagine. And here’s another great use for you, then. If you’re a streamer looking for a fun DIY project, the StreamPi app lets you build your streaming command center at a fraction of the cost of something from Elgato or Loupedeck.
StreamPi presents itself as a cost effective and more customizable alternative to the Elgato Stream Deck. The StreamPi is a free and open source application that will allow you to create your own multi-platform programmable macro pad.
Sure, you can buy pre-made items, but where’s the fun in that? The Elgato Stream Deck is a great little tool for streamers, but there are a few limitations. Even the hugely popular Loupedeck Live Console can be a bit too expensive for the aspiring streamer.
Below you can see how StreamPi could turn a Raspberry Pi 4 with a touchscreen into a working live mixer.
The sky is the limit for what you can do with the StreamPi. The current version allows for OBS integration, tweets, multimedia controls and much more. More advanced users will see that there are so many more apps than just starting and stopping your stream. If you could easily manage your RGB lighting, add audio clips, and even take a screenshot of your game, consider the possibilities.
If you want to try making your own StreamPi, you can download the client and server here (or here). It would help if you also had a Raspberry Pi with a touchscreen which we saw as cheap as $ 85 on Amazon.
If you’re in the mood for more fun Raspberry Pi projects, our friends at Tom’s Hardware have put together a little Pi projects guide for March.