Pi Wars 2020 - Spectators & Volunteers

We have postponed Pi Wars 2020 until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our full statement is available here: https://piwars.org/2020-competition/pi-wars-2020-postponement-due-to-coronavirus/

Pi Wars is a two-day family-friendly event in which teams compete for prestige and prizes on seven non-destructive challenge courses. All robots are controlled by a Raspberry Pi. See below for more information about the event which takes place at the prestigious William Gates Building (Cambridge Computer Laboratory) in Cambridge.


Event map

Additional Information

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. For the 2020 event, we have accepted 76 teams into the competition.

Schools and teams of Young People compete on the Saturday and non-school Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced/Professionals compete on the Sunday.

Members of the public are invited to attend the event as spectators, see the robots compete, find out more about the Raspberry Pi, do some shopping at our Sponsor vendor stalls in our Marketplace and enjoy a fun weekend for all the family. You can even have-a-go yourself with our special Robot Workshop which will be available over the weekend with micro:bit and Crumble robots that you can try programming!

Teams begin to compete around 10.30am and we expect to finish the competition around 5pm. A prize-giving ceremony takes place near that time and takes about an hour, bringing the event to a close around 6-6.30pm on both days.

Pi Wars takes place in Cambridge, UK and is open to anyone from around the world. It is run by the same team that organises the Cambridge Raspberry Jam.