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Lego Mindstorms Ev3 home edition on Mac OS Mojave bug - bricks sometimes go blank

I contacted Lego support and they got back to me with a fix, which worked great. It also has greatly improved the performance of the application. For this issue fix, please install Mono for Mac OS ...
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Will the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software run on macOS 10.15 Catalina

I just updated to Catalina Beta 10.15 and as expected, the software no longer starts. The same happens with both the Home and the Education version. Source: https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

LEGO officially stopped supporting NXT in 2015, however, as of 2019, the original NXT programming software is still available on the official LEGO MINDSTORMS web page. The original NXT programming ...
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Is the LEGO Mindstorms Education (not Home, not Scratch based) Edition for Mac OS gone?

It looks like LEGO have indeed completely pulled the previous version. According to the announcement last year (emphasis added): Mac Catalina Issues […] We have therefore decided to replace the ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

I've recently upgraded to OS X 10.11 El Capitan (as a matter of fact, I have the exact same model of computer). I've done some basic tests with the EV3 software without running into any issues. I've ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS Sierra?

I have a Mac Mini with macOS Sierra, and the LEGO software works on it for me.
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LEGO Mindstorms EV3 crashes on OS X El Capitan

Check if you have Silverlight plugin on your mac: Access your hard drive Double-click the hard drive icon on your desktop Find the plugin Navigate to your Internet Plug-Ins directory: /Library/...
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Port problem? Mindstorms EV3 brick doesn't detect sensor blocks

Welcome Violetta. The EV3 Brick has a total of 8 ports - 4 output ports on one side labeled A-D, used for driving motors, and 4 input ports on the other side of the brick labeled 1-4, used for getting ...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

The NXT is no longer for sale by Lego, and I don't think they offer technical support for the NXT platform anymore. However, the EV3 software does support NXT. If you can't connect the software to the ...
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Will the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software run on macOS 10.15 Catalina

In the meantime you could use the early release of the new version, made available for the home edition of the EV3.
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How can I upload .ev3 files to my brick under macOS Catalina

The only way to compile a .ev3 file to a .rbf file is with the "EV3 Lab" software that is not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina. So your options are: Run Windows or an older version of macOS in a ...
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Am I able to use the Chrome version of the Mindstorm software on a Windows/Mac laptop?

LEGO Education has a new programming software called EV3 Classroom that will work on Windows, Mac and Chromebooks that can run Android apps. This is probably the best option for the devices listed but ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

I had the same error message as Stefan on opening. I fixed the problem by installing Silverlight 5.1.41212.0. I'm running: El Capitan 10.11.4 (15E27e) (beta) Late 2015 Retina iMac i7 4GHz So ...
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How do I convert an .lxf file to an LDraw file for bricksmith on Mac?

If you have a LEGO Digital Designer file (.lxf) and want to convert that to an LDraw compatible format so that LDraw-based tools such as Bricksmith can read it, your best bet is to use LDD's Export ...
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How to get leJOS to run on macOS Sierra

I've managed to get leJOS working on macOS Sierra, minus Bluetooth support. Bluetooth support is officially broken and has been for a while. There also hasn't been a new release in years, so a fix ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS Sierra?

FWIW, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home Edition was crashing on startup (latest Mac OS X Sierra du jour: 10.12.6 16G1113) — presumably (from callisto's answer) because my installed version of Mono was too ...
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Lego Mindstorms Ev3 home edition on Mac OS Mojave bug - bricks sometimes go blank

I've installed silverlight as mentioned from this page: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7431216 experienced the same problem. Updating Silverlight to the most current version 5.1.41212.0 solved ...
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Lego Mindstorms education NXT 9797 software for a MacBook Air

You can download software for programming the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots on macOS directly from the LEGO Mindstorms website. The software is packaged in an ISO image, and there are instructions for ...
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How to get leJOS to run on macOS Sierra

The one thing I needed to change to make the above solution work was this: LEJOS_NXT_JAVA_HOME="/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home" I hope this can be of help to someone. Wim
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS Sierra?

Beware though. If you install Xamarin on your OSX machine, it will grab the latest Mono framework which is NOT compatible with the EV3 software (I don't recall which MONO version is used by EV3 ...
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Connecting EV3 to Mac over Bluetooth without Lego Mindstorms software

Bluetooth communication from the Mac to the EV3 is done using RFCOMM. This means that the EV3 appears as a serial port on the Mac. Namely /dev/tty.EV3-SerialPort. To send and receive messages from the ...
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Is there a free EV3 simulator (virtual machine) for the Mac OS?

You could try TRIKstudio: http://blog.trikset.com/p/trik-studio.html This allows you to program a robot based on the LEGO EV3 setup, however while the application itself has English, French and ...
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Where do I get PDF instructions for LEGO builds that were only in software, like NXT as of 2019?

The NXT 2.0 software can be found at https://www.lego.com/nl-nl/themes/mindstorms/downloads although it won't install. But if you already have the software installed and it stopped working you can ...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

EV3 Classroom is supposed to work with the NXT brick. https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software
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Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

You can install WINE to run LDD for Windows.
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Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

LEGO Software in general doesn't work that great with Apple computers (I a speaking from experience). Try a couple of different solutions by searching the web, and contact LEGO Support. Hope you find ...
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EV3 IDE flickering

After all rebooting the Mac stopped the flickering. However I reinstalled Silverlight and the Mindstorms IDE before rebooting. So I'm not 100% sure what part of the procedure solved the problem.
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

I tried to install it newly on el capitan and got an error message that I should contact the software supplier... So for me it did not work
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

I use EV3 with El Capitan. No issues, though I bought a WiFi dongle as Bluetooth experiences with prior NXT really wasted so much of my time.
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

The official LEGO.com page says: Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 with the latest Service packs This does not include 10.11, but seeing that another official LEGO.com page says: Fixed Bluetooth ...
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