Pi Wars 2019

Pi Wars 2019 will take place on 30th & 31st March at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory (William Gates Building) in Cambridge, UK. This is the same venue that we have used for the past three events.

School teams will compete on Saturday, 30th March and all other teams will compete on Sunday, 31st March.

The dates were chosen because:

  1. It avoids most schools’ exam period.
  2. It avoids the Easter school holidays (which start the following weekend)
  3. It is the closest weekend we could manage to the ideal ‘beginning of April’ date most people requested.

Space Exploration Theme

To celebrate 50 years of space exploration, and most notably the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing, this year’s Pi Wars will be space-themed!

Applying for the 2019 competition

To apply for the 2019 competition, please visit this page and fill in the application form. The application form will close on Sunday 23rd September at 8pm. The application form is quite long and detailed, so please bear that in mind when you are allocating the time to fill it in. Please read all the information on the application page as well.

General Rules

General rules and regulations for our 2019 competition are available here.


At Raspberry Fields, we announced the challenges for the 2019 competition. You can read (almost) full details of the challenges here!

Marketing Flyer

If you’d like to help us out by advertising Pi Wars to your friends, family, Makespace, social group or anyone else, please download our flyer.

Discuss and Chat

This year, we are running both Discussion Forums and also a Chat server on Discord (Tom Oinn‘s idea!). You’ll find some competitors on the Forums, some on Discord and some on both!

Hints for Robot Teams

Brian Corteil of Coretec Robotics, and double-winner of previous Pi Wars competitions, has written this excellent list of hints and tips for robot-building teams.