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Simulink Support Package for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hardware



07 Mar 2013 (Updated )


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Installer file for Simulink Support Package for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hardware.

Simulink® Support Package for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Hardware lets you develop algorithms for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots. The support package extends Simulink with blocks for configuring and accessing the robot’s sensors, actuators, and communication interfaces. You can develop algorithms in Simulink, verify they work in simulation, and download the completed algorithm for standalone execution on the NXT brick (via USB). You can also tune parameters live from your Simulink model while the algorithm runs on the device.

The support package is available for MATLAB R2014a to R2016b, and includes:

- Library of Simulink blocks that connect to LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT I/O, including microphone and speaker; numerous input sensors, including light, color, touch, and ultrasonic; and output sensors, such as servo motor and LCD
- Communication between multiple LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots
- Interactive parameter tuning and signal monitoring of applications running on LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
- Model deployment for standalone operation

Opening the .mlpkginstall file from your operating system or from within MATLAB will initiate the installation process for this Hardware Support Package and acquire the latest support package available for the release you have.

This .mlpkginstall file is functional for MATLAB R2014a to R2016b.
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This file inspired Navigating Waypoints With A Lego Mindstorms Nxt Robot.

Required Products Simulink
MATLAB release MATLAB 9.1 (R2016b)
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02 Mar 2016 1.7.1

As of March 2016, this mlpkginstall is no longer functional for R2013a and R2013b.

12 Apr 2016 1.7.1

As of March 2016, this mlpkginstall is no longer functional for R2013a and R2013b.

17 Feb 2017

Available for releases R2014a to R2016b.

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