Robot Wars Coming to Collegium in June

The United Kingdom’s popular Raspberry Pi computer-based Pi Wars is coming to America for the first time on June 3 at Collegium Charter School. Image via Raspberry Pi.

A United Kingdom robotics competition is exploring the United States for the first time, and the voyage of technological ingenuity is landing at Collegium Charter School in Exton.

Based on the Raspberry Pi brand of educational minicomputers, Pi Wars USA will debut on June 3 with pioneering individuals and teams of students in grades 6-12, according to a report in THE Journal, a magazine that covers education technology, by Dian Schaffhauser.

“We are inviting students from all schools to participate and be a part of this historic event, and to also help grow local interest in robotics, STEM, and computer science,” said Pi Wars organizer and Achievement House Cyber Charter School CEO Don Asplen.

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The robots that will compete at Collegium will all be battery-powered and fit into a space the size of a sheet of paper. They will engage in straight-line speed tests, navigation tests, obstacle course tests, and one-on-one challenges.

Pi Wars competitors will fall into one of three categories: beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

Read more about the first-ever Pi Wars USA in THE Journal here.

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