We design, manufacture, and sell friendly products for Makers, Educators and Creatives.
Founded in 2012 by Jon Williamson and Paul Beech, Pimoroni make tech treasure for tinkerers. If you want to learn about electronics, we’ll help you to start.
We are on a mission to:
- make electronics accessible and attractive
- spread knowledge, fun, and ideas
- Supported by the Raspberry Pi community, as well as the wider Maker community, we’re trying to bring electronics to a larger audience. It’s been a busy few years for us…
A brief history
We’ve grown from just one laser cutter and a kettle, to over 30 people, five laser cutters, and several circuit building robots in a larger factory over the past four years.
Pibow was our first product, and a runaway success. It’s a fun but practical case for the Raspberry Pi, in a range of colours. We’ve now sold over 175,000 of them!
Our Picade desktop arcade machine, that you build yourself from a flat-pack kit, was the UK’s first Kickstarter project. After Picade’s unexpected success, it’s now one of our biggest-selling and most popular products. Everyone loves it.
Our second Kickstarter was Flotilla, a set of colourful, fun, useful modules that you can connect to a computer to sense and react to the world around you. It’s aimed at families and kids and, because it’s plug and play, it’s incredibly easy to use.
Made in the UK
Pimoroni are proud to be part of the manufacturing heritage in Sheffield, in the north of the UK. As well as the vibrant creative and digital scene that’s developed in the city, it’s an excellent city to live in. We manufacture all of our own products. Our circuit boards are produced by Ragworm in Rochester and Portsmouth and, where possible, we source locally (our Picade panels are powder-coated just down the road from us!)
Pimoroni stands for Pirate, Monkey, Robot, Ninja (Pi-Mo-Ro-Ni) and sounds like the name of an expensive Italian lager. It’s pronounced Pih-mo-row-knee. You’ll see the pirate (and his friends) pop up throughout our branding.
Join us Wednesday night! PIRATES!
What is “Ask an engineer”? From the electronics enthusiast to the professional community – “Ask an Engineer” has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re a beginner, or a seasoned engineer – stop in and see what we’re up to! We have demos of projects and products we’re working on, we answer your engineering and electronics questions and we have a trivia question + give away each week.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X
Wearables — Start with a sketch
Electronics — When do I use X10?
Biohacking — Project Peri – Translates Sound into Light for the Hearing Impaired
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