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VEX Field Perimeter Framing & Lexan

 VEX Field Perimeter Framing & Lexan
  • VEX Field Perimeter Framing & Lexan
  • VEX Field Perimeter Framing & Lexan

Competition Field Perimeter Kit

P/N: 278-1501

The official VEX Robotics Competition Field is setup on a foam surface, with a sheet-metal and lexan perimeter frame. Inside this perimeter, game-specific elements can be added.

  • Metal frame for the VEX Robotics Competition field perimeter.
  • Includes ALL parts required for frame assembly. (includes lexan)
  • Also Includes two driver-control posts.
  • Does NOT include Floor Tiles or Electronics.
  • Modular and designed for easy assembly, disassembly, storage.
  • Refer to the Border Documentation for more details.

This kit has a 4 week lead time for shipping.

This kit now includes the Competition Corner Bracket (4-pack). See below for more information.


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The VEX Competition Field Perimeter is designed to provide a relatively low-cost high durability, modular field perimeter for use at a competition tournament. It consists of 12 modular panels, which once assembled can easily be stored or transported. These panels will not need to be disassembled, and are designed with locking hardware for long- term durability.

For assembly, these panels come with two types of gussets, one for joining two panels together linearly, and one for joining panels at a corner. These gussets come with built in lance and-slot features for easy alignment during assembly. All the assembly screws utilize pre-installed PEM Nuts, which greatly eases the assembly process. These screws are then easy to remove for field- breakdown and transport.

Field Perimeter Cost Reductions

In some cases, a rigid perimeter wall isn’t important. Many robotics competitions can be held with a simple perimeter of tape laid out on the floor. However, there are some times when a full perimeter is desired. The following instructions will outline a lower-cost method of building a perimeter from PVC Pipe, and hardboard paneling which mimics the functionality of the VEX Competition Field Perimeter.

Free plans are available to build a Low Cost Alternative Field for around $100.

Summer 2015 Update - Competition Field Corner Brackets

This kit now includes the Competition Field Corner Bracket (4-pack). These brackets replace the "top or bottom" plates that joined the corners of the field perimeter together. The Competition Field Corner Brackets MUST be used in conjunction with one Corner Gusset on either the top or bottom of the field wall. New build instructions are located here for this update.

Technical Specifications

  • (24) Sheet-Metal Horizontal Field Component
  • (24) Sheet-Metal Vertical Field Component
  • (12) Clear Lexan Wall Panel - 8" x 46" x 1/8"
  • (16) Sheet-Metal Wall Assembly Gusset
  • (4) Sheet-Metal Corner Assembly Gusset
  • (4) Competition Field Corner Bracket
  • (2) Sheet-Metal Driver Station Post
  • (2) Sheet-Metal Driver Station Attachment Bracket
  • (2) Sheet-Metal Driver Station Base Plate
  • (118) 1/4-20 x 1/2" Long Button Head Hex Screw
  • (52) 1/4-20 Nylock Nut
  • (8) 10-32 x 1/2" Long Flat Head Phillips Screw
  • (8) 10-32 Nylock Nut
VEX Field Perimeter Specs & Assembly Instructions - Summer 2015 Update

Field Perimeter CAD File (STEP)

3D CAD Viewer File - A 3D-Model (no special software needed to view)
VEX Field Perimeter Specs & Assembly Instructions - Pre-Summer 2015 Update (Rev C2)