Competition Field Perimeter Kit
The official VEX Robotics Competition Field is setup on a foam surface, with a sheet-metal and polycarbonate 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 polycarbonate)
- 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
See the Portable Competition Field Perimeter for a lighter, portable alternative.
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.
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.
Note: These plans are intended for prototyping and practice use only. A Low Cost Alternative Field is not legal for use in an official VEX Robotics Competition qualifying tournament.
- (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
- (20) Field Perimeter Rubber Feet
- (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
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Compatible withVRC Anti-Static Field Tiles
Starting at $34.99
Compatible withSpare Competition Field Parts
Starting at $10.99