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I'd like to do a live stream for the VIR 24 hour, but I'm not well versed on how all of the parts work, nor familiar enough with it to know what I'm looking for.  There is surprisingly little information about live streaming from your car that doesn't include doing it through a direct app on your phone (which requires something like 1000 followers).

 

The Yi4K seemed to be the 'cheap but good' option but it is now NLA so the cheap part goes away.  Is there a new "good but cheap" option out there?

 

I found a write up of how to do it with a Rasperry Pi, one of my kids has  couple on his desk that he plays with, but he's not 100% sure he can make it work reliably.

 

The other bits about renting a hot spot seem pretty straight forward, but the camera to broadcast interface seems like you need a $400 Go-pro brand camera.

 

Any advice?

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@MMiskoeyou can still find yi4k cameras online. At least you could in February. I bought one for about $130 and followed Paulie’s instructions. 
weve played with it creating livestreams to my YT channel but have not used it in a race yet. Others are still using this method successfully. 
iirc you need at least a hero 4 or later to be able to livestream with a go pro, so the pricing of the yi4k, and its livestream connection simplicity were always pluses that are still there. 

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Bit of a hijack, but just learned that daypasswireless is no longer offering Verizon hotspots, just T-mobile/sprint. Does anyone have any experience renting from any other services that still use Verizon? 

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