Pi Wars 2018 – Challenges

These rules are provisional, although challenges are definite. Rules will be updated if clarification is required. Please read the notes at the bottom!

The challenges for the 2018 competition are as follows:


Autonomous challenges are where the Raspberry Pi is controlling the robot by itself for the duration of the challenge without interference from the operator.


Remote-controlled challenges are where one (or more) members of the team are controlling the robot via wireless controller(s).

Opportunities for More Points

There are additional opportunities to gain more points which increase your overall score. These are:

  • Technical Merit – in which robot features, build quality and other technical aspects are scored.
  • Artistic Merit – in which the design of the robot and other aesthetic aspects are scored.
  • Blogging – in which your pre-event exploits are described in words, videos are shot and photographs taken.


  1. The rules may be changed slightly or clarified following comments and questions from competitors.
  2. The points systems for each challenge may change, probably in favour of the autonomous challenges.