Pi Wars – the Raspberry Pi robotics challenge competition

What is Pi Wars?

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Pi Wars is a challenge-based robotics competition in which Raspberry Pi-controlled robots are created by teams and then compete in various challenges to earn points. There are prizes awarded at the end of the day. Last year, we had teams from schools, families and groups of hobbyists and 20 of these teams competed for a full day of robot fun and games! 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 next competition

The next Pi Wars will be held on 1st-2nd April 2017 in Cambridge, UK.

More information

More information about the event, challenges and dates to put in your diary can be found here.

If you're interested in attending, as a competitor, spectator, show-and-tell exhibitor or as part of the marketplace, please sign up to our mailing list to get advance notice of dates and arrangements.

Last year’s competition

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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!


We are now accepting sponsorship for the 2017 competition.

Sponsors for 2017