Way back (technologically speaking) in the mists of 2012, Pimoroni Ltd was founded by Jon Williamson and Paul Beech with the modest aims of selling a colourful laser cut acrylic case for a mysterious new credit card sized computer called a ‘Raspberry Pi’.

Over ten years later, we're manufacturing our own electronics products and we've become one of the best known maker suppliers in the UK. We're an official reseller for Raspberry Pi, Adafruit, micro:bit, Sparkfun and many other producers of great loot.

Pimoroni stands for Pirate, Monkey, Robot, Ninja (Pi-Mo-Ro-Ni / 🏴‍☠️🐒🤖🐱‍👤). It’s pronounced Pih-mo-row-knee, for obscure reasons that have been lost to history.

What we do
We sell our own products plus a carefully curated selection of fine goods that we love, through our famed web store (that's where you are now). Pirates know a thing or two about logistics, so we ship direct to as many countries as we can, but you can also buy our products from over 100 lovely worldwide distributors.

We also have a wholesale store where schools, universities and maker groups can take advantage of tasty bulk purchasing discounts.

What we make
We don’t just sell things, we make things too! We have state of the art PCB production lines that we use to make Raspberry Pi, micro:bit and Raspberry Pi Pico add-ons and RP2040-based microcontrollers. We’re still cutting out Pibow cases as well, with our quintet of trusty laser cutters named after Sesame Street characters.

We also make friendly kits to help make it easier for folks to get started building cool stuff, such as Picade (a swish desktop arcade machine) and Trilobot (an intrepid, educational robot).

As well as developing our own products we have worked with universities and the likes of Google, Microsoft, and GitHub to create bespoke products that fulfil their needs, including custom boards for conferences, sensor boards for measuring air quality and more.