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NXT Brick will not update firmware (clicking brick syndrome)

I just got an e-mail from LEGO that was the real fix: Make sure the NXT brick is unplugged from the computer and take the battery or batteries out. On the fourth battery holder down from the ...
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Programming Mindstorms on a chromebook

Update Dec 2016 There is now an app for chromebooks on the chrome store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lego-mindstorms-education/jhnhfnolmcleankdkhfklakpchnccipg?hl=en-US I have used it ...
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List of parts to buy for to "upgrade" existing Mindstorms NXT 1.0 to Mindstorms EV3 set?

I don't know of such a list, but you can find the inventory for the EV3 on Bricklink and other similar sites. However, it would be more economical to buy an entire EV3 set. The 31313 retail set is ...
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LEGO Mindstorms 9797 (NXT Education base set) Software Download

I contacted Lego and they gave me this link for a PC: https://fileshare.corp.lego.com/node_share_links/119233?token=7a9527d5-cd94-491c-88b3-689587eae5ae I don't have the link for a Mac, but you can ...
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Lego Mindstorms EV3: programming language recommendation

In general, would you recommend switching to a normal programming language (I am quite "fluent" in languages like C/C++, Python and Java) in order to avoid having to use blocks when building more ...
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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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LEGO Mindstorms 9797 (NXT Education base set) Software Download

As of 2021, the retail version of the NXT software is still available for download from the official LEGO MINDSTORMS download page (near the bottom of the page). The Education version of the software ...
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Uses for tracks in 9648

My FIRST LEGO League team likes to use them as clothing accessories, like belts, headbands, sashes, etc. More commonly, though, they are used for conveyor belts (for example, in a great ball ...
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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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Online link to the LEGO NXT firmware (v1.31) source code or IAR ARM LEGO development tools?

I have been looking around a bit for the same files. I plan to contact Lego/IAR myself to try to find the official source code and development software, and will update this answer when I do. However, ...
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Lego RCX to NXT converter cables not working properly with EV3

These cable don't have anything connected to pins 5 or 6. This causes the software running on the EV3 that detects which type of motor is connected to think that there is nothing connected. Since it ...
David Lechner's user avatar
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Is Technic compatible with Mindstorms?

There are two sides to this, building and electrics. In terms of building yes, mindstorms can be seen as an extension of Technic and most of the Elements in a mindstorms set will be "Technic"...
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How to use the ultrasonic sensor on mindstorm NXT

It's a little unclear from your question where this is currently failing, but I do see a couple issues with your code. 1. Your if blocks are probably not doing what you expect. You should include ...
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NXT software on Windows 10 isn't detecting NXT brick

You need a newer version of the Lego Fantom Driver. You can download it here as part of the whole software kit: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/nxt/software If you want JUST ...
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LEGO Mindstorms NXT - bossa driver prevents firmware upgrade

Read the RobotC NXT Forum thread Firmware Update & Arduino IDE Issues (Renamed). The only post that count is the 31th post. Simply go to the Device Manager with the brick connected, choose the ...
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What are all the third party (unofficial) accessories I can get for an NXT

There's lots of third party SENSORS to attach (see very helpful list from Philo), but I found it hard to find any info on third party MOTORS to connect to EV3. Pretty much only the mindsensors.com ...
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How can I control nxt 2.0 robot with a Wiimote in labview?

The Wiimote uses 2 forms of communication: Bluetooth 4, and IR for the pointing controls. You'd probably be using bluetooth. The main problem with the NXT bluetooth is that the NXT is a slave device, ...
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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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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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Program for NXT golf robot not looping properly

Looking at your code, there are a few things that you need to consider. Firstly, you have a while (true) loop which will run infinitely. The first thing you have after the loop is OnFwd(...) which ...
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Does repeated flashing cause degradation NXT

LEGO Mindstorms all use flash storage which does have a limited number of write cycles, so the answer is technically yes in some capacity, but it's probably not something you need to worry about. A ...
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Unable to save NXT program

Apparently, all that I was missing was a STOP block at the end of the thread. Hopefully my oversight helps future users. The STOP block looks like so:
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Online link to the LEGO NXT firmware (v1.31) source code or IAR ARM LEGO development tools?

What you are asking for doesn't exist at this time. The links you provide to github are not official LEGO products, but the work of an open source project as described on their home page that has ...
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Online link to the LEGO NXT firmware (v1.31) source code or IAR ARM LEGO development tools?

For people looking for older versions of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Firmware Open Source you might be interested to know that IAR Systems, suppliers of the IAR Embedded Workbench used by LEGO, hosted a ...
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Connecting EV3 with older motors using conversion cable

You'll be able to control the 9V motor as an unregulated motor with the similar named motor block, you'll be able to set the speed approximately, but any accurate RPM control is out of the question as ...
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Trouble connecting NXT 2.0 block to Mindstorms Home EV3 software on Mac

The "new" Scratch-based LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software products don't support NXT. This includes "MINDSTORMS Home" and "EV3 Classroom". The "old" LabView-based ...
David Lechner's user avatar
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Is there any other way to program the Lego Mindstorms NXT other than the provided software?

You can use a python module called NXT-Python. If you know how to use python it will be very useful tool. You can find it on GitHub. You can also use the package manager on some Linux distributions: ...
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How to program two NXT motors to run at the same time?

If you want two things to run at the same time place the first just in front of but not touching the start block and the other just below the first. Click on the joiners (grey ovals on the end where ...
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Is there any way to find misplaced bricks in LEGO NXT Programming?

I have had this problem in the past, and have not been able to find a solution, other than program it with the software meant for programming EV3s, as it is backward compatible (except that Bluetooth ...
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