Pi Wars 2021 – Conference Timetable

The 2021 Pi Wars at Home Conference will take place on Saturday, 23rd & Sunday, 24th January 2021.
It will be free to attend but every device viewing the Conference will need a ticket.

The Conference will be a celebration of all things robotics, Raspberry Pi, electronics and Pi Wars. It will bring together veterans and newcomers and is aimed at both competitors and non-competitors. All are welcome – all you need is a healthy interest in robotics, how they are made, how they are programmed and what they can do.

There will be a series of talks (both live and pre-recorded) and speakers should be available after their talks for Q&A sessions.

The current, running order is as follows. This is pretty much final, we hope, but may change a little if speakers have emergencies on the day etc.
 
 

Saturday January 23rd

 
On the main stage:

  • 9:45 – Opening and intro
  • 10:00 – Paul “Dr Footleg” Fretwell – “Help, I’ve been accepted into Pi Wars!”
  • 10:45 – Matt “theraspberrypiguy” Timmons-Brown – “Robotics at University and beyond – a student’s perspective”
  • 11:15 – Tea break
  • 11:30 – Clint Davies-Taylor (Dassault Systemes) – “3D CAD Technology for Life”
  • 12:00 – Amy W – “The Art of Pi Wars (but like the COOL, REBOOTED version!)”
  • 12:30 – Lunch break
  • 13:30 – Eugene “Realizator” Pomazov (StereoPi) – T.B.C.
  • 14:00 – David Whale – “Building a wireless robot controller with a micro:bit”
  • 14:30 – Tea break
  • 14:45 – Alessandro Bolloni – “ULISSE and the High Performance Computing framework”
  • 15:15 – Leon Anavi – “How to Add an EEPROM with Device Tree Overlay to Your Raspberry Pi HAT?”
  • 15:45 – Andrew Suttle – “The £1 motor controller” and Victor Suttle – “Using a £1 motor controller”
  • 16:15 – Close

 
In the sessions area we have the following 45 minute sessions and panels:

  • 11:30 – Martin O’Hanlon – “BlueDot 2.0. Controlling your robot with Bluetooth?”
  • 12:30 – Makers panel featuring 8 Bits and a Byte and Dan Aldred
  • 13:30 – Rishan Sharma – “AI and ML with Raspberry Pi”
  • 14:30 – Art panel featuring Amy W and Konichiwakitty

 
 

Sunday January 24th

 
On the main stage:

  • 10:00 – Opening and intro
  • 10:15 – Phil Hall – “Tackling the Pi Wars @ Home Challenges”
  • 10:45 – Neil Stevenson – “Voice Recognition for Robot Control”
  • 11:15 – Tea break
  • 11:30 – David Hannaford – “My best 10 robots in 50 years of robot building”
  • 12:00 – Garry Bulmer – “The UKMARSBOT encoder project”
  • 12:30 – Lunch break
  • 13:30 – Pal Denes and Daniel Sendula – “Software and Simulation”
  • 14:30 – Tea break
  • 14:45 – Blayze Millward – “360-degree Visual SLAM”
  • 15:00 – Tea break
  • 15:15 – Lightning Talks – and close

 
In the sessions area we have the following 45 minute sessions and panels:

  • 11:30 – Neil Lambeth – “Displays and menu systems for PiWars Robots”
  • 12:30 – Keegan Neave – “Robot Operating System: How not to do it, and what to do instead!”
  • 13:30 – UKMARSBOT panel featuring David Hannaford and Garry Bulmer
  • 14:30 – Paul “Dr Footleg” Fretwell – “Designing your own robotics electronics – Circuit and PCB design for Raspberry Pi Add-ons”

 
 

The page may be updated as we finalise the running order over the final few days!