Pi Wars – the Raspberry Pi robotics challenge competition

What is Pi Wars?

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, 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, check out some of the action from the 2015 competition or check out other Pi Wars videos on YouTube.

Last year's competition

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

#PiWars tweets

The 2018 competition

Pi Wars 2018 will take place on 21st-22nd April at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory. More information. Tickets are free for volunteers and under-18s and just £5 for adults for one day or £7 for both days.

Featured video

Our 2018 competitors are already working on their robots. Here's a video from team Featherstone Rover


We are now seeking sponsors for the 2018 competition. Please contact us if you are at all interested or take a look at our Sponsorship page for more information.


2018 Sponsors so far: