This is very inventive! Twitch user dekuNukem went to the Twitch Subreddit to share his new broadcasting tool for streamers. He calls it The Modeck, and it’s a physical control panel that sits on a desk and has control buttons that helps you control your stream.
There are so many useful buttons on this control panel that could come in handy; a subscriber-only mode switch, a slow-mode knob, an advertisement running section and more. The best part? It’s all open source. Take a look at the tutorial he created of the new device. Right now he only made the device for himself, but a lot of users have shown interest of wanting one.
“A Physical Control Panel For Twitch Broadcasters.”
“No more typing commands.”
“There are dedicated controls for sub mode, slow mode, and playing commercials. So instead of interrupting the stream to type out commands you can do it instantly with tactile controls. Push buttons are backlit with adjustable brightness. Toggle switches have indicator lights when they’re at ON position.”
“In addition to the features above, 1 toggle switch and 5 push buttons are available for custom functions assigned by the user. They can either be used to send chat messages, or act like a keyboard to send hot key combinations to control applications on your computer.”
“You can use the toggle switch to send chat messages so you don’t have to type them, in this case long moobot commands.”
“Modeck can act as a keyboard, so if you assign OBS hot keys to Modeck, it can control OBS as well. In this case, start/stop streaming.”
“By assigning “/clear” to a button, you can push it to clear chat instantly.”
“You can assign OBS scene hot keys to Modeck buttons, and push them to switch scenes right away.”