|Live Broadcasting on Periscope|
Why Broadcast 3D Printing?The main reasons and benefits to broadcast are simple:
#1 - I can explain 3D Printing live - and get the same effect as if people are right in front of me - something that I've noticed lots of friends and family enjoy when they come over if they have not yet seen a 3D printer live (which most haven't yet).
#2 - I can interact with people via Audio while the video streams. I don't have to use the keyboard - which is so convenient while printing. People who are watching ask questions about the project being printed via text and I answer on audio. Simple.
#4 - Most Importantly: I can watch MY OWN printer live from another room or even remotely via the web or on the mobile periscope app! This is actually my favorite benefit. I set up periscope, and even if it's boring others to death, I can check in on my printer to see if everything is moving along ok.
#5 - I can save the video to my phone gallery and post to YouTube or edit it. If my explanations to viewers were good, the sound track can even be useful for later instructional videos. The video can also be watched as a replay on Periscope if you follow MkrClub.
I can do something almost exactly the same on Google Hangouts on Air, just haven't yet, but will definitely try that. What I liked about starting with Periscope, is it uses my twitter following to let people know I'm live. I've had as many as 30 or so simultaneous viewers on projects and over a hundred over the course of a single broadcast. I get great response from people when I interact with them live. The most fun part is when friends I know join and ping me while I'm live!