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Pi Wars - the Raspberry Pi Robotics Competition (spectator tickets)
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 11:00 – Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 17:30 BST
Following the success of previous events, Pi Wars, the Raspberry Pi Robotics Challenge Competition is running for two days this time (1st-2nd April).
On the first day, over 20 school teams will compete against each other. On the second day, over 30 teams split into Beginner, Intermediate and Pro/Advanced categories will battle it out. There are seven challenges. Taking part in each challenge will earn points that will be added together to see where the teams sit in the overall ranking.
For more information about the competition, see the Pi Wars website.
Tickets to watch the event & how to get involved
Spectator tickets are available by clicking the green TICKETS button. Those aged 16 and under go free, but they must be accompanied by an adult. For those older than 16, day tickets are £5 each. If you are planning on attending both days, you can get a two-day ticket for £7.
If you want to be more than just a spectator, we have opportunities for Marshals (Jam Makers) and Judges. Not only do you get to be part of the Pi Wars event but your entry is also FREE. Keep reading for more information!
Judging and Jam Making
This is a great way to meet other people in the community and be more involved. Previous Jam Makers and Judges have told us that this has added to their enjoyment of the event
Judges will be given instructions on how to judge a challenge and score sheets to fill in. You basically need to be fair, consistent and diligent. It's one of the more fun ways of being involved with the event.
Jam Makers help make the event a success and will be doing various jobs such as manning the front desk, collecting score sheets from Judges and being a point-of-contact for attendees with questions. Again, it's a fun way of getting involved!
Timetable for the two days
11am - Doors open for spectators, access to Show and Tell and Marketplace
11.30am - Challenges start for competitors
Approx. 4.30pm - Challenges finish. Prize-giving ceremony in the Lecture Theatre.
Sunday (Beginners, Intermediates, Pros/Veterans)
10am - Doors open for spectators, access to Show and Tell and Marketplace
10.30am - Challenges start for competitors
Approx 5.30pm - Challenges finish. Prize-giving ceremony in the Lecture Theatre.
If you have any questions about the event or tickets, please get in contact with Mike via the Pi Wars website or click the CONTACT button at the bottom of this page.