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Bluetooth connection between Lego Mindstorms NXT and MATLAB

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I am following the steps of the page: http://au.mathworks.com/help/instrument/examples/communicating-with-the-lego-mindstorms-nxt-brick-over-bluetooth.html. However, after pairing the device, matlab returns the error: Error using instrhwinfo (line 191) Bluetooth is not supported in MAC OS Mountain Lion (10.8) and higher Does it mean that there is no way that I can do the connection? Thanks.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 May 2015
The Bluetooth interface is supported on these platforms:
* Mac OS 10.7 and earlier versions only 64-bit
* Microsoft® Windows® 32-bit
* Microsoft Windows 64-bit
I have no information on the reason for this restriction, so I do not know how difficult it would be to create your own Bluetooth interface. You will not be able to use the prebuilt support, though.
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Vinod
Vinod on 27 Jun 2016
As of R2016a Mac OS X 10.10 and newer is also supported. It is recommended to use OS X 10.11 or higher.

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Vinod
Vinod on 24 Apr 2016
Bluetooth on Mac OS X 10.10 and higher are supported in MATLAB R2016a and newer.

Sriram Narayanan
Sriram Narayanan on 18 May 2015
Edited: Sriram Narayanan on 18 May 2015
MAC OSX Mountain Lion 10.8 is fully supported with MATLAB starting release R2012b.
Since you are facing issues with communicating with NXT over bluetooth using MATLAB on Mac OS X 10.8, please make sure that you have installed X11 on your computer by following the steps mentioned in the following article.
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Luiza Cunha de Menezes
Luiza Cunha de Menezes on 19 May 2015
Sriram, thanks for your answer. I already have the last X11 installed and my matlab version is 2014b. I am just entering the command: bluetoothDevices = instrhwinfo('Bluetooth') And it gives me the error: Error using instrhwinfo (line 191) Bluetooth is not supported in MAC OS Mountain Lion (10.8) and higher

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