Did you get Lego Mindstorms for a holiday gift? Do you have a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard? Perhaps by now you've noticed that the software installer doesn't actually install the
MINDSTORMS NXT.app. Here's the fix, thanks to nxtasy.org and the forum, with an important addendum from this thread:
- Copy all of the files from the install CD to a folder on your desktop. You will be modifying an installer package to disable a piece of it.
- Find the
Partsfolder, then open it and find either
MindstormsUnivRet.pkg. (Mine is the latter, I assume that's the "retail" version vs. the "educational" version.) Right-click and select "Show Package Contents."
Resources. Right-click the
preflightfile and select "Move to Trash."
- Navigate back to the
MindstormsUniv....pkgbundle and double-click it to start the installer. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
- Back in the
legodriver.pkgand follow the instructions.
You can now go to
/Applications/LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and double-click
MINDSTORMS NXT.app to open the application. If you get an error about a file missing (error "1003"), make sure you did the last step with
legodriver.pkg. You may still need to run the full installer (the one that offers to install Adobe Flash Player and requires that you reboot the computer) to install the