My Favorite iPad Professional Accent: The Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi Four is my favorite accent to make use of with the iPad Professional. On this video, study extra about what the Pi can do, what gear that you must get operating with one, the way to join it to your iPad and what you may discover it helpful for.


Raspberry Pi Setup Information –
Ben Hardill’s USB-C Setup Information –

Checkout the official Raspberry Pi web site for native stockists:

I purchased all my Pis from The PiHut:


Raspberry Pi 4GB –
Raspberry Pi Official Case –

Anker Powerline USB-C cable –
SanDisk Extremely 64GB MicroSD card –

Samsung T5 500GB SSD –
Samsung 970 EVO 1TB –
SanDisk Extremely 64GB USB-C –
WD 4TB My Passport Wi-fi Professional –
GNARBOX 2.0 512GB –
Anker USB-A to USB-C adapter –
Plugable NVME Enclosure –

Apple iPad Professional 11″ –
Logitech Slim Folio 11 –
Apple Pencil –
Apple AirPods –
Anker PD-1 USB-C –
Anker USB-C braided cable –
Anker PowerCore 10,000 PD –
Logitech MX Anyplace 2S –
Hyperdrive USB-C Hub –
PortaPow USB Knowledge Blocker –
Google Titan Safety Equipment –

Second 18mm Lens –
Second Photograph Case (iPhone X) –
Joby GorillaPod 3K –
Manfrotto Cellphone Mount –

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Comments (39)
Tech Craft
January 23, 2020

For those asking about charging the Raspberry Pi and iPad while they are connected, I've been testing the Inateck 9-in-1 hub that has a full downstream USB-C port and works great for this use case:

January 23, 2020

Why don‘t you just get a Microsoft Surface Go? This way you don‘t have to lug around a RPi and thus it‘s all lighter for travel. For your tools you use a virtual machine running Raspian and for disk management you just use the Surface.

January 23, 2020

This is amazing man!!! Love it. Will try it. I am a big fan of portability and this seems will work for my coding. Can you please confirm if the Apple USB c cable works with this setup?

Stefano Monfrini
January 23, 2020

Do you think it could be possible to get communication between iPad Pro and external cd/dvd reader through raspberry pi? Maybe using smb?
I need it to read X-ray and mri cd rom for my job. Thank you

Paul Wolf
January 23, 2020

Buy a Laptop?

Steve Johnston
January 23, 2020

I'm surprised that you don't also setup remote desktop to the RPi so that you can connect to the full Linux desktop. Otherwise, a very good argument for putting a RPi in my travel case.

Sebastien LeBlanc
January 23, 2020

@techcraft Can't you connect to the pi using Bonjour using @raspberrypi.local ?

Adam Jahnke
January 23, 2020

Have you figured out how to get internet access on the Pi through the iPad?

January 23, 2020

Love Raspberry Pi's, but you can keep the rotten Apple

Ski A
January 23, 2020

Buy a laptop. Go buy some pie.

January 23, 2020

Why not using the raspberry Pi's Linux OS directly by using VNC? I am an android user but I'm sure a vnc client could exist for iOS. In this way you could have a fully fledged desktop gui right into your iPad Pro

January 23, 2020

Would any mechanism work using the iPad Air / lightning connector to the Raspberry Pi 4?

January 23, 2020

So to get "work" done on a tablet, you need to connect to an actual "computer"?
A computer that is actually running an OS that has the tools you need to get work done?
At which point the tablet serves the purpose of just being a keyboard and a monitor?
In this case a $1400+ monitor and keyboard?

Me: <shaking head and shrugging shoulders > Okay.

Marian Hood
January 23, 2020

Just wondering if you can use this to print from usb to printer where there is no wifi.

Laura Prior
January 23, 2020

You lost me at hello….have no idea what this is for…wayyyy over my head for sure. Must be something I don’t need 😂

Youn Tune
January 23, 2020

Good vid. learned something new today.

Warsiman Syumanjaya
January 23, 2020

Thank for sharing bro

Angelo Duarte
January 23, 2020

What was the name of the product again? I didn’t catch it

Niccolò M.
January 23, 2020

Some of this is next gen work tools.

rob.napster napster
January 23, 2020

Nice video

January 23, 2020

Can you run gaming emulators on the PI and that to be shown on the Ipad?

Ixion agredi
January 23, 2020

1:48 3.5mm audio jack not 3.4mm

Frank Sparks
January 23, 2020

It's been 4 minutes into the video and you still haven't yet said WHY you would even want a Raspberry pi 4 for iPad. I don't want to waste any more time. pausing the video to write this here comment is as far as I go. good day.

January 23, 2020

Dose it also work with the iPad air 3 with a lightning/ usb c cable?

Moritz Kirk
January 23, 2020

Does this work with the Pro 10.5? I have a C to lightning cable

Janina Perez
January 23, 2020

I can appreciate it

Kenny Gillis
January 23, 2020

This looks great, but it really doesn't look any more portable than MacBook Pro 13', which has to be a better dev experience than connecting to a Raspberry Pi over a USB-C cable and SSH.

January 23, 2020

Can I use LIGHTNING to USB-3 C —- for the older iPad Pro 2018 10.5?

Respawn Restricted
January 23, 2020

#1 gotta be to sell it and get some thing that has twice the specs for the same price

Michael Vu
January 23, 2020

Might want to add a warning on the title: "… Not for typical Apple fan boy"

Aleksander Den Store
January 23, 2020

What about setting up a VNC server on the pi and a viewer on the ipad? would it work?

Albert Clemente
January 23, 2020

Would appreciate it if someone could post a FULL tutorial to Ben Hardill's guide. I just got my Pi a few days ago and I don't know where to begin using his tutorial. It's a little too advanced for me.


Nick Leffler
January 23, 2020

Does this share the internet connection from your iPad with the rPi?

David Mark
January 23, 2020

I’ve got a similar setup, and configured bluetooth console to give me headless access to the pi. Works great!

Arad Crow
January 23, 2020

Does it work with the pi 4

Keeping It Real
January 23, 2020

We use the Pi4 as a Digital signage Cms server so controlling it as simple as this is fantastic like you said on bad wifi places

Johnny Sparkleface
January 23, 2020

My interest in this is twofold: (1) to put Blender on the Raspberry Pi (max configuration) and do my Blender thing using the iPad screen. (2) To put Affinity Pro on the Pi and again, use the iPad screen for that. Is this possible AND practical?

DayVee Boi
January 23, 2020

Great video! Doesn't it make iPad Pro users mad that they have to do this though? I mean its basically a laptop, right? (In fact, this comment was typed on an HP tablet/convertible with Wacom Pen integration, not all that dissimilar to an iPad Pro although running Linux).

January 23, 2020

an ipad pro, and a rpi… neither of which are good for what youre using it for… smh

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