Assembling the VEX AI Challenge Field is an extension to the VRC Change Up Field and game pieces.

The following article will cover:

  • Materials Needed
  • Steps for Assembly

Materials Needed

The following materials are needed in order to assemble the AI Challenge Field:

  • VRC Change Up - Full Field & Game Element Kit
  • Opaque plastic field wall coverings (included in VEX AI Kit)
  • VAIC GPS Field Code Strips (included in VEX AI Kit)
  • 8 pieces of adhesive Velcro (included in the VEX AI Kit)
  • Non-gloss tape
  • Box cutter or scissors

Steps for Assembly

Start by ensuring that all glare has been removed on your polycarbonate side panels. If you have NOT removed the white film that came with the competition field polycarbonate, then you can skip steps 1-3 (Applying Opaque Plastic Field Wall Coverings) and proceed to step 4 (Inserting Panels). If your polycarbonate does not have the provided film, then you will need to apply opaque plastic field wall coverings or other non-reflective material to one side on each polycarbonate panel by following steps 1-3.

Applying Opaque Plastic Field Wall Coverings


It is recommended to spray an application fluid to the polycarbonate before sticking the opaque plastic to it.


After the opaque plastic has been laid out, push the bubbles out using a plastic card.


Trim off any remaining opaque plastic on the edges of the polycarbonate.

Inserting Panels and Mounting the GPS Field Code Strips


Insert your polycarbonate panels into each Competition Field Wall with the paper/film facing in towards the game elements.

For more information on how to set up the GPS Field Code strips, view this article from the VEX Library.


The GPS Field Code Strips also needed to be added to the Field. Follow the steps in this article from the VEX Library to mount the GPS Field Code Strips on your Field.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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