I didn't like having my much prized Raspberry Pi (loaned to me by a good friend) resting on a cardboard box looking cool but vulnerable to my quite regular drink spills and clumsy dropping of heavy and/or pointy items. I wanted a box to put it in - so I got one.
I had planned on making a box for it, but on a whim while hanging around in Maplins I bought a special box for it.
I had a look at the online Pibow shop which sold it for the same £ as Maplin although with more colour options. The story behind Pimoroni is interesting. Sheffield sounds like it's got a pretty cool support network for small business startups. The manufacturers also give back something to the community that supported them which is karmically cool.
I made a schoolboy error when assembling it, can you spot it in the picture above?