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.

Pi Wars 2017

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

#PiWars tweets

The 2018 competition

Pi Wars 2018 took place on 21st-22nd April at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory. The results are in!

Pi Wars 2019

We are currently discussing whether to hold a Pi Wars event in 2019. Please join our mailing list for notifications.

Featured video

Here's a video from team Featherstone Rover in preparation for the 2018 competition.


Thank you to our sponsors for the 2018 competition. Please contact us if you are at all interested in sponsoring future events or take a look at our Sponsorship page for more information.

2018 Sponsors: