Stream Deck Goes Wireless With Help From a Raspberry Pi Zero W
if there is one raspberry pi Suitable for adding features to hardware that weren’t there before.Regarding this, it looks like this raspberry pi project Created by the maker known as Mad Patter on Reddit. With his one of our favorite SBCs, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, Mad Patter has successfully dualized. Stream deck setup Complete wireless. This allows you to connect to your Stream Deck rig without the cables being visible (tucked under with Velcro along with the battery pack).
According to Mad Patter, they love using Stream Decks to automate their workflows throughout the day. It’s very convenient to have one he’s within reach, but it’s not so convenient as the cable takes up precious USB ports. After playing with Pwnagotchi (his Pi Zero-based AI project that interfaces using wireless), Mad Patter decided he could use a bit of wireless functionality for the Stream Deck as well.
This project consists of two Stream Decks, a Stream Deck MK.2 and a Stream Deck XL. These two mount together on a custom 3D printed stand I ordered on Etsy. The stand had plenty of room under the Stream Deck board and Mad Patter decided it was the perfect place to place the Pi Zero W.
The Pi Zero W mounts easily underneath while providing plenty of room for adding a few components. Also included is a 4-port USB hub and a 10,000 mAh power bank. Mad Patter explains that the power bank should theoretically last up to 20 hours, but battery life hasn’t been tested with the setup yet, so this may be a rough estimate.
The Pi Zero W runs the Raspberry Pi OS along with a network USB server application called VirtualHere. This will allow the user to connect to his Stream Deck setup over the network as if it were connected to the machine. A client is required for the target machine to connect to the system. Another application was considered to be called USBIP, but VirtualHere was chosen for Mac support.
All in all, this is a wonderfully clever project and we appreciate the work that went into making it. Check out the original project thread shared on . reddit, Be sure to follow Mad Patter for future updates.