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Replace Firmware on NXT Brick

This example shows how to replace the firmware on the NXT brick with enhanced firmware that can run Simulink® models. The enhanced firmware can run

When you complete this process, and install the support package for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT hardware, you can run a Simulink model on NXT brick.

    Warning   This process completely erases the memory on the NXT brick.

  1. Open the Update firmware screen in Support Package Installer using one of the following methods:

    • Click Continue > in the Install/update complete screen of Support Package Installer.

    • In a model, select Tools > Run on Target Hardware > Update firmware.

    • In a MATLAB® Command Window, enter targetupdater.

  2. Choose LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and click Next.

  3. Connect the NXT brick to your host computer with a USB cable.

    Turn the NXT brick on by pressing its orange button.

    Enter a unique name for the Name your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT parameter, and click Update.

    During the firmware update, the NXT brick emits a faint ticking sound and the LCD goes blank. The USB connection to the host computer can disconnect and reconnect multiple times.

    When the firmware process is complete, the NXT brick displays the default screen including My Files.

  4. Click Finish and review the examples.

    To reopen these examples later on, see Open Examples for This Support Package.

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