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How to connect NXT brick to EV3 programming software for mac (2024) [duplicate]

I have an NXT brick (most likely from 2006 based on a newspaper clipping I found in the box) that I want to program the NXT brick with the EV3 programming software (the newer version of the EV3 app ...
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Trouble connecting NXT 2.0 block to Mindstorms Home EV3 software on Mac

My son has finally shown an interest in Mindstorms and we are trying to use an NXT block with my 2015 Macbook Pro (latest OS) running the EV3 Mindstorms home edition software. I have read in many ...
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Is there a good keyboard reference for bricklink Studio?

I'm looking for a good keyboard reference card for Bricklink Studio. I found this help article on the official site but it doesn't print out very nicely. I'd like something more like a reference ...
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EV3 Device Manager ghost on my mac - how to remove?

TLDR: how to remove EV3 software completely from Mac? A year ago I got a used Mindstorms EV3 set, fired it up and played around with my son who was 8 at the time. I installed a setup where we could ...
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"Heads up! Could not open project" error message in EV3 software [duplicate]

Whenever we try to edit one of our old projects our EV3 Mindstorms Home software shows us the "Heads up! Could not open project" screen. What should we do? I am on the Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.3 ...
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Am I able to use the Chrome version of the Mindstorm software on a Windows/Mac laptop?

We currently teach Lego robots as part of our Technology curriculum, but we are 1-to-1 in a BYOD environment. So we have all different types of devices the students use including Chromebooks, Windows ...
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Bluetooth connection between EV3 brick and MacBook Pro fails after 2 seconds

As I was adviced, I searched for same questions before posting mine but although some are similar, I can't make their answer useful for my problem. I have a Mindstorms EV3 Education brick and a ...
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How can I upload .ev3 files to my brick under macOS Catalina

After updating my Mac to macOS Catalina I can no longer run the previous Mindstorms software. The new tool "Mindstorms Home" doesn't allow for opening .ev3 files and uploading them to the brick. Does ...
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Is the LEGO Mindstorms Education (not Home, not Scratch based) Edition for Mac OS gone?

I am starting a robotics and programming club with some 9-12 year olds and for the past week I have been developing activities using my Windows version of LEGO Mindstorms (the education / teacher ...
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Port problem? Mindstorms EV3 brick doesn't detect sensor blocks

I've just bought a second hand Mindstorms EV3 home edition set but the ports aren't detecting any of the sensors just the motors. When checking the ports on the EV3 brick it says "none". I've updated ...
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Where do I get PDF instructions for LEGO builds that were only in software, like NXT as of 2019?

LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) stored almost all of its build instructions in the associated software. LEGO no longer supports the software for modern macOS versions. I can not find build instructions ...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

I am running Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina) and the EV3 software can't detect my NXT 2.0 using USB.
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Will the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software run on macOS 10.15 Catalina

I'm currently running macOS 10.14 Mojave and I see this warning when I start the EV3 programming software: Will it stop working if I upgrade to Catalina? Is there an alternative?
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Lego Mindstorms Ev3 home edition on Mac OS Mojave bug - bricks sometimes go blank

I have a fresh install of Mojave and of Mindstorms Ev3 home edition. It seems to work fine but then randomly all the information disappears from the blocks at the bottom of the screen, and sometimes ...
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Lego Mindstorms education NXT 9797 software for a MacBook Air [duplicate]

Where can I find Mac OS compatible software for the Lego Mindstorms Education NXT Base set (9797)?
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Does the Lego Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS High Sierra?

Will there be issues with the software, or will it work properly on macOS High Sierra? My Mac: Retina MacBook Pro 13", Early 2015
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How to get leJOS to run on macOS Sierra

I am working with an eclipse plugin that requires it to run 32bit Java 6 on it and I do have Java 6 on my computer but when I run the program I get this error. Error: This Java instance does not ...
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LEGO Mindstorms IDE on macOS flickering

I experience a screen flickering in the LEGO Mindstorms program on macOS when the mouse pointer is moved across the window. The screen flickering is present for all normal users but not the ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS Sierra?

I guess this is a continuation of these two questions: Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan? Is the LEGO Midstorms EV3 software compatible with OS X yosemite? macOS Sierra was ...
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How do I convert an .lxf file to an LDraw file for bricksmith on Mac?

How do I open an .lxf file in LDraw's Bricksmith on a Mac?
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LEGO Mindstorms EV3 crashes on OS X El Capitan

I get the following problem details, can anyone help me? Process: MindstormsEV3 [595] Path: /Applications/LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home Edition.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

Since the El Capitan 10.11.2 upgrade some options are gone in Lego Digital Designer. In the Preferences menu the "Outlines of bricks" and "Advanced shading" are options unselectable. The annoying ...
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Connecting EV3 to Mac over Bluetooth without Lego Mindstorms software

I am trying to connect the EV3 brick over Bluetooth to a Mac so I can use direct commands to send bytecodes. However, the Bluetooth connection remains active only through the Lego Mindstorms software....
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EV3 IDE flickering

I'm using the Mindstorms IDE for EV3 on OSX. Everytime I'm moving the cursor the screen starts to flicker. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JkonowmD0&feature=youtu.be . Any ideas what's ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

El Capitan was released a few days ago, and I want to upgrade. Will there be issues with the software, or will it run nicely on El Capitan? My Mac: Retina MacBook Pro 13", Early 2015
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Is there a free EV3 simulator (virtual machine) for the Mac OS?

I recently saw this question on a virtual EV3 machine. From the video, I felt that this software will be great. However, I don't have the budget needed to buy a licence. Is there any alternative to ...
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