Pi Wars – the International Raspberry Pi robotics 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 non-destructive autonomous and remote-controlled challenges. Taking place over one weekend, the competition features teams of school students, family members and hobbyists as well as solo roboteers. The competition takes place in Cambridge, UK and is open to anyone on planet Earth! Find out more about our 2020 event or join our mailing list for news & updates.

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Pi Wars 2020

Our disaster-themed 2020 competition will take place on 28th & 29th March in Cambridge, UK.
Schools, Kids' Clubs and Teams of Young People compete on the Saturday and adult/mixed teams compete on the Sunday.
Applications are now closed. Spectator tickets will be available from December.

Mini Conference 2019

The Conference took place in Cambridge on 5th October. It was a celebration of Pi Wars, bringing together veterans and newbies, with a programme featuring both longer presentations and lightning talks. Find out more on our sister site.

Badges & 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.


We are looking for sponsors for Pi Wars 2020. Please contact us if you are at all interested or read more detailed information about sponsorship here.

Our 2020 sponsors so far