Pi Wars – the Raspberry Pi robotics challenge competition

What is Pi Wars?

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Pi Wars is a two-day, challenge-based robotics competition in which Raspberry Pi-controlled robots are created by teams and then compete in various non-destructive challenges to earn points. Prizes and Medals are awarded at the end of the day in a ceremony. In previous years, we've had teams from schools, families, groups of hobbyists and solo roboteers. We can take up to 76 teams over the event weekend. Pi Wars takes place in Cambridge, UK and is open to anyone from around the world. It is run by the same team that organises the Cambridge Raspberry Jam.

Here is some of the action from the 2015 competition!


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The 2018 competition

Pi Wars 2018 will take place on 21st-22nd April at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

We are now accepting applications to enter but be sure to enter before 3rd October at 12 noon!

The 2017 competition

Over 50 teams competed in the 2017 competition. Visit our scores page to find out who did well!

Getting started

Want to build a robot and don't know how to get going? Take a look at our Getting Started page. It's much easier than you'd think to build a robot and great fun!


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We are currently finalising the date and venue of the 2018 competition. Once that is settled, we will be in a position to open up Sponsorship. Until then, if you wish to find out more, or be contacted when Sponsorship opportunities open up, please contact us.