were would be the best place to mount the cortex and battery as the stars will be flying around everywhere and my design will easily let stars access the location I want to mount it

Wherever you can (A) easily access it, and (B) it’s wiring is protected. If this means building a protective case around it, then do what you have to, but I’ve never experienced problems with game objects affecting the cortex

Thanks mate, that sparked an idea in my mind.

Just make sure not to have metal within 2 inches upwards of the vexnet key, and that the lights on the cortex are clearly visible, else that puts your bot in the running for a disqualification. I recommend a plate of polycarbonate mounted directly over the cortex, attached via standoffs that connect directly to the cortex itself.

thanks although one other person did mention this when i was at a scrimmage last weekend.