Rule updates for Pi Wars 2022

This page contains a list of rule changes made at various points. It is intended to keep you up-to-date with the rules without having to re-read them each time!

9th November

  • Changed Nature’s Bounty to allow for a broader definition of the apple construction method:
    • You may construct the apples any way you wish – you could 3D print them, for example. They can even be completely spherical with a little hook or hole at the top. However, they must be spherical overall and be 40mm in diameter, as in the example shown on the Nature’s Bounty page. Any questions on this, please contact us.

23rd October 2021

  • Changed Hungry Cattle layout and rules to allow for flexibility in the exact positioning of the troughs.
  • Changed Hungry Cattle to allow for robots to carry enough feed for all three runs. (This does not remove the need to return to your barn and empty your troughs each time, however).
  • Changed Nature’s Bounty to allow robots to return to the Barn multiple times for each set of 12 apples.

21st October 2021

  • Added general rule about the addition of a Trailer.
  • Added general rule about 250mm gridlines.
  • Changed challenge course designs to use 250mm x 250mm gridlines instead of less accurate, mismatched gridlines.
  • Changed Hungry Cattle design slightly to allow for new gridlines.
  • Changed Hungry Cattle trough shape to make them square (and therefore there is no worry about which direction they face).
  • Changed Nature’s Bounty tree design to incorporate box base with associated graphic/photograph changes.
  • Changed Shepherd’s Pi to have an extra sheep and changed positions of sheep and wolves to allow for new gridlines.