Hi, this video shows you a DIY handheld streaming device for Steam PC games. Using a portable 1080p monitor, Steam Link, Anker Power Bank, Mayflash Magic-NS adapter (set to blue mode) and a pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con will allow a nice handheld streaming setup. The quality of the stream is entirely dependent on the connection between the PC and router and the Steam Link and router. My Gaming PC is connected via an Ethernet wired cable and my Steam Link is set to allow both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi signal.
As you can see in the video the games run well. In the video I mentioned that the streaming has improved since I increased my internet connection. To save any confusion this is because I received a new router and not because of the increase in speed as the incoming speed shouldn't play a part on internal streaming.
Let me know in the comments if you have done or thinking of doing a similar set up.
Many thanks Vince.
Looks really awesome. I tried already a lot like GPD Q9, Wikipad and Tablets/Phones with Moonlight of all kinds, but never got a real good stream in comparison to steamlink. I think i will build one of your solution then.
Does rumble and LS-Click/RS-Click work with the Switch-Controllers?
Maybe I will handle the link/powerbank/NS-Stick as second box with a 1m-extension cable (HDMI+Power for the display) - should be much lighter then.
The monitor seems to be the Wimaxit 10.1 inch, am I right?
I'm asking because in the description of the monitor they say it'll run only with 12V - did you just try the matching barrel jack to USB and it worked with 5V too?
Want to build this setup myself and this monitor fits just perfect, cause there no elements on the side.
Appreciate your answer in advance!
found something for myself. I think he used a USB to 12V Adapter like this one: https://www.amazon.de/LANMU-Transfer-Konvertor-Hohlstecker-Netzteile/dp/B01G56J4I6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1539247308&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+auf+12v
what has your broadband connection got to do with it if your streaming locally from your pc, you say you upgraded your broadband and now its better?? it wouldnt make any difference whatsoever, you can unplug your broadband if your just streaming locally and playing offline games like cuphead
Thanks mate, I got it from Amazon in the UK, it is a WIMAXIT 10.1 inch (model number M1020). I think it was approx. £80. You will be able to find better but this was quite cheap for a 1080p. If you are happy with 480p or 720p then you can get really cheap monitors :-)
Yeah, exactly that. I already had one made from I think it was the PlayStation TV so I didn't ruin my Steam Link power supply. The Steam Link is 5V so as long as the power bank has enough Amps to power the Steam Link then it will work fine. You will also be able to buy a USB to DC Barrel Jack lead from eBay and Amazon to save you splicing one together :-)
Sorry that part of the video was completely misleading so I added it into the description. The upgrade meant I received a new router which has improved my streaming. The incoming speed doesn't impact it as far as I know. I always had a wired network but the wireless part has really improved as I can now use both 2.4 and 5GHz so I presume the Steam Link is using the 5GHz :-)
It's not widely known, but you don't need the steam dongle. The steam link has one built in, as in you can just connect the steam controller to the link itself (if you hold A when you turn it on, it will then switch to another receiver in the area) great job on the video vince!
Hey Vince the steam usb dongle used to connect your controller to the pc can actually be removed from your setup. There's a dongle built into the steamlink. Simply hold the steam button plus A when powering on your controller to switch between the dongle and the steam link.
Joshua Oxenford yes you can you can also run ps3 and Xbox one games on the wiiu with an emulator I am currently playing tf2 on my friends wiiu gamepad also it is portable so no wiiu console needed just the game pad