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 to those competing 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. To get a flavour of the day, take a look at the video below or check out other Pi Wars videos on YouTube.

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Pi Wars 2020

The 2020 competition will take place on
28th & 29th March in Cambridge, UK.
Applications will open on 1st August and close at the end of September/beginning of October.

Pi Wars Mini Conference 2019

Saturday 5th October in Cambridge, UK.

This one-day event is a celebration of Pi Wars, bringing together veterans and newbies, with a programme featuring both longer presentations and lightning talks.

Pi Wars 2019

The 2019 event took place on 30th & 31st March at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory in England. More information. You can read the results of the competition here and you can view photos and videos of the event here.

Mailing list

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Please contact us if you are at all interested in sponsoring Pi Wars 2020. Detailed information about sponsorship can be found on this page.

Badges and trophies

At Pi Wars 2019, well-known manufacturer 4tronix made our Badges and Trophies.

For code for the Badges and Trophies, please visit piwars.org/badge


The brilliant artist Thomas Heasman-Hunt, who runs @smolrobots, was at Pi Wars 2019 and has drawn the wonderful PiWarsBot. If you'd like to buy a t-shirt, gift or other merchandise featuring this bot, head over to Redbubble.