By adding a camera module (or USB webcam) to your Raspberry Pi, you essentially get a portable, lightweight and easy-to-hold-or-mount internet-connected camera.
So, it makes sense that you might want to stream footage with it. But how do you get started with this? Which Pi model should you use? Is one camera module solution better than another? And how the heck do you get the footage onto YouTube?
As with most things Raspberry Pi, it’s remarkably straightforward.
To live stream whatever is in front of your Raspberry Pi to YouTube, you’ll need the following:
A Raspberry Pi (Model B+ or later).
Raspberry Pi Camera Module (original or NoIR revision, either is fine) or a USB webcam. These instructions assume a Raspberry Pi Camera Module is in use.
Wireless dongle if using pre-Raspberry Pi 3 model.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.