Driver Support

NXTCam USB Drivers are supported on:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (i386 and AMD processors)
  • PowerPC or Intel Mac: OSX 10.3 (Panther), OSX 10.4 (Tiger), OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

If you have a different processor or OS, please e-mail us for help at: support (at) minsensors (dot) com

Installation instructions for Windows 7

Login as Administrator
Download drivers and extract in a folder say: C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0
Connect camera and look for Found New Hardware window to appear.
Under certain Windows 7 configurations, the Hardware Installation wizard does not appear, in that case,
While NXTCam is attached to your PC on USB port,
Right click on 'Computer' and run 'Properties'->Device Manager.
See where the device is listed, (t should be listed under Ports and USB devices).
Right click the entry and choose to 'install/update' it's driver.

In the Driver Installation window, select Locate and Install driver software (and give permission to continue).
Subsequently, select 'I don't have disc, show me more options...'
Then select the choice to 'Browse my computer ...' and select folder C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0/NXTCam_v3p0
Your computer may popup a window informing 'Cannot verify the publisher of this driver software...'
At this point choose 'Install this driver software anyway'

Follow the same steps for second driver installation.

Reboot your computer once the drivers are installed.


Installation instructions for Windows 8 and Windows 10

Follow the instructions for Windows 7.
If your computer is configured with Driver Signature Enforcement, you will get an error as in adjacent picture.
If you do get an error, follow these steps to disable Driver Signature Enforcement and install the driver.


From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).
Click ‘More PC Settings’.
Click ‘General’.
Scroll down, and click ‘Restart now’ under ‘Advanced startup’.
Wait a bit.
Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
Click ‘Advanced Options’
Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
Click Restart.
When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list.
Install the driver. Reboot again once the driver is installed.


Instructions for Windows XP

Download USB Driver ZIP file to your disk and unzip in a folder, say C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0
Connect NXTCam to USB Port.
The New Hardware Wizard will pop up, in this wizard, select:
(*) Install from a list or specific location.
Next, uncheck
[ ] Search removable media
and check
[x] Include this location to search.
Specify path of the subfolder. e.g. C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0/NXTCam_v3p0
In the next step, a dialog may inform you that the driver has not passes the Windows Logo test for compatibility.
Select 'Continue Anyway'.

Files Needed Dialog box:
In the next step, if a dialog box appears asking for path of sys files, provide the path you gave in prior step followed by i386. (or directory for your processor)
e.g. C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0NXTCam_v3p0i386

When the New Hardware Wizard pops up again, follow the same steps.

NXTCam is ready to use upon completion of these steps.


Installation instructions for Windows Vista

Login as Administrator
Download drivers and extract in a folder say: C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0
Connect camera and look for Found New Hardware window to appear.
In this window, select Locate and Install driver software (and give permission to continue).
Subsequently, select 'I don't have disc, show me more options...'
Then select the choice to 'Browse my computer ...' and select folder C:/download/NXTCam_v3p0/NXTCam_v3p0
Vista may popup a window informing 'Cannot verify the publisher of this driver software...'
At this point choose 'Install this driver software anyway'

Follow the same steps for second driver installation.


Installation Instructions for Mac

For Macintosh, download the following file from USB Drivers area and double-click: FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_14.dmg

You should see two packages in this file.
Select and double-click the appropriate package for your OS.
FTDIUSBSerialDriver_10_3.pkg is specific to OSX 10.3 (Panther)
FTDIUSBSerialDriver_10_4_10_5_10_6.pkg is specific to OSX 10.4 (Tiger), OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

Attach NXTCam to your Mac.
Launch the System Profiler utility, (or Apple System Profiler for earlier versions of OS X). This can be accessed by going to the Finder and selecting Applications from the Go menu, then open the
Utilities folder.
Select USB under Hardware in the panel to the left and Look for NXTCam device in the USB Device Tree.

Also, when the NXTCam is installed properly, you will see following entries in the /dev directory:
/dev/cu.usbserial-xxxxxxxx
/dev/tty.usbserial-xxxxxxxx
where xxxxxxxx is the serial number of your NXTCam.