Pi Wars 2019 – Challenges announced, applications open, full speed ahead

Tim and I are delighted to announce that details of the challenges set for Pi Wars 2019 are now available on the Pi Wars website. I’ve also included links to the individual challenges below. We were delighted to be able to announce this at the Raspberry Fields festival in Cambridge at the weekend during a talk about the origins of Pi Wars. Pi Wars will take place on 30th & 31st March 2019 in Cambridge, UK.

As well as this, we’ve announced our Space Exploration theme. It will be 50 years since the first Apollo/NASA moon landing and so we’re going all-out on that theme. But if you’re not into Space Exploration, and that kind of thing, don’t worry – Pi Wars will still be as much fun as usual, it’s just you’ll see more papier mache landscapes than usual 🙂

The challenges for next year are as follows:


Autonomous challenges are where the Raspberry Pi is controlling the robot by itself for the duration of the challenge without interference from the operator.


Remote-controlled challenges are where one (or more) members of the team are controlling the robot via wireless controller(s).

There are also side-challenges for blogging, technical and artistic merit and, of course, a special prize. You can read more about those here.

Applications for the event are now open and you can see the application form and more details here.

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