As a number of Mac users have discovered to their chagrin that the MINDSTORMS NXT Software (NXT-G) crashes on Apple computers running OS X Yosemite. The issue seems to be a problem with loading the Flash content into the MINDSTORMS NXT Software.
One workaround is to disable the Flash content, which shows up in the Lobby and in Robot Educator. Here is one way to do this, courtesy of Ethan Danahy of Tufts University:
- Go into the Applications folder and rename the “Academy Content” and “Lobby Content” folders, so that they can’t be found when the program loads. For example, in the illustration below, a “2” has been put at the end of each name (“Academy Content2”, “Lobby Content2”).
With this change, the MINDSTORMS NXT Software should (we hope) load on your computer. The downside of this workaround is, of course, that you will no longer be able to use the Robot Educator tutorials.
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