Monday 28 November 2016

Watching the Formula Pi Races

Avid readers of our blog will know that Blogtrottr are sponsoring this year's Formula Pi races; a test of wits and skill for coders of all ages from around the world.  For those of you not yet in the know, Formula Pi races involve racing identical self driving robots on a track, however all the robots are run off a Raspberry Pi which use the code sent in by the competitors.  The aim is to ensure your code gets the robot around the track quicker than any of the other robots on the track, a task much less straightforward than it sounds.

Since the test races we have seen great improvements in the races, although we are glad to see that there is still plenty of chaos to keep us entertained.  In the heats you can see how well all 16 competitors from around the world have done, the coding experience on the track ranges from a few hours experience to many years.  It is certainly worthwhile watching the highlights available on YouTube.

Race Two is already underway with full length videos currently available on Youtube, and Blogtrottr are continuing to sponsor and watch.

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