I would like to develop algorithms to run on LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT using Simulink and I would like to know if it is supported in previous releases.
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT is supported in various MATLAB releases, including Student Version. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest release if at all possible, as that will generally be the most capable offering from MathWorks. The support packages currently available are as follows:
Support from Simulink
Note: The Simulink Support Package for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hardware relies on third party software, which recently has been sporadically unavailable. If the download issue persists, please come back in a few days while we work with the vendor to provide the solution.
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT hardware was retired by LEGO in 2013. We recommend to migrate to LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 hardware and use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Support from Simulink instead, which is available for download for Windows and Linux since R2014a, and for all platforms since R2016a:
Support from MATLAB
Support from Embedded Coder