Pi Wars – the Raspberry Pi robotics challenge competition

What is Pi Wars?

Pi Wars is an international, challenge-based robotics competition in which teams build Raspberry Pi-controlled robots and then compete in various non-destructive challenges to earn points. The competition takes place over a single weekend and prizes and medals are awarded at the end of each day. 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, which takes place in Cambridge, UK. The competition is open to anyone from around the world and is run by the same team that organises the Cambridge Raspberry Jam. To get a flavour of the day, take a look at the video below which features one team's experience of the 2017 event or check out other Pi Wars videos on YouTube.

Our thanks to Richard Hayler and the Cranmere CodeClub for sharing their experience of the event!

Pi Wars 2019

The 2019 event will take place on 30th & 31st March at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory (William Gates Building). You can find more information here and apply by clicking the button below.

Just announced! Space-themed challenges for the 2019 competition!

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We are now seeking sponsors for Pi Wars 2019. Please contact us if you are at all interested in sponsoring or finding out more. Detailed information about sponsorship can be found on this page.

Sponsors for 2019