Setting up

Nix Mini 3 Color Sensor

Congratulations on purchasing a Nix Mini 3 Color Sensor. Now, let’s set it up!

Setting up your Nix Mini 3 Color Sensor is a simple process. Follow the steps in this easy-to-follow video or read our written instructions below, the choice is yours!

What's inside the box

Nix Mini 3 Color Sensor


USB-C Charging Cable

diagnostics tile

Diagnostics Tile

Note: The included diagnostics tile is not intended for regular use. Store it somewhere safe, and use it only if your device is experiencing scanning issues.

Getting set up

Step 1: Wake your device

Wake up your Mini 3 by plugging it into the USB-C cable, and the cable into a charger. A pulsing orange light on the bottom of the device shows it’s charging. A pulsing green light shows it’s charged.

Step 2: Download

Download the free Nix Toolkit App from either the Google Play store or Apple App Store.

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Step 3: Location & Bluetooth

You must allow location services and Bluetooth on your device for your Nix Mini 3 to function.

Step 4: Connect

In the top right of the Nix Toolkit App, select the device icon. Choose “Connect to Nix” and select your Nix Mini 3 from the list.

Step 5: Scan Away!

Place your Nix Mini 3 firmly on any flat surface for the most accurate results. Remember to save and share your scans!

Tips and Tricks

Maintaining your device:

  • Charge your device every month when not in use
  • Keep the lens clean of all dirt, lint, and smudges 
    • Dust and debris can be removed by gently wiping the lens with a dry microfiber cloth.
  • Avoid dropping or hitting your device
    • Don’t use outside of 5 – 35° Celcius temperature range. If you bring your device in from outside, allow it to come to temperature slowly to avoid condensation.
Mini 3

Objects with textures, patterns, extreme gloss, or soft surfaces may be less accurate.

The Nix Mini 3 works best on solid opaque surfaces.

Ensure your device is placed flat to the scanned surface before scanning.

Diagnostics Tile

If you are concerned about the accuracy or performance of your Mini 3, we’ve provided you with a diagnostics tile to eliminate your worries. You also might’ve been directed here by Nix customer support to find an answer to your issue. Follow the steps listed to learn how to properly use your diagnostics tile. If you have any further questions please reach out to our support team.

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How do I reset my device?

The Nix Mini 3 automatically restarts its firmware when a USB charger is attached.  The Nix Mini 3 does not have or need a manual reset button.

My device seems stuck

  1. Force quit your app
    1. Instructions on iOS
    2. Instructions on Android
  2. Recharge your device for at least an hour (you should see a pulsing red light while charging)

I’ve tried everything and my Nix Mini 3 won’t connect. What do I do?

  1. Make sure your device is close to your phone before pairing
  2. Follow the steps above
  3. Follow the Nix Toolkit App Troubleshooting

What is IPX4 rating?

IPX4: Resistant to splashing water. It does not mean that the device is waterproof!  Don’t submerge your Nix device!

Charging time and procedure

Charging your Nix Mini 3 should take approximately 2-3 hours from a standard USB charger. When charging starts you should see a pulsing red light. When charging has completed you should see a pulsing green light.

What's the diagnostics tile for?

The diagnostics tile allows for periodic testing and validation of your Nix Mini 3 for:

  • Performance & accuracy
  • Submitting diagnostics information to Nix Sensor support

How often should I use my diagnostics tile?

You only need to use your diagnostics tile if:

  • You are suspect of your device’s accuracy or performance
  • If you are directed to do so by Nix Sensor support

My device failed diagnostics, what do I do next?

  1. Try again to make sure the diagnostics was performed correctly
  2. If your device is still failing diagnostics please contact Nix Sensor support

How do I care for my diagnostics tile?

Keep your validation tile in its protective sleeve when it’s not in use. Keep your validation tile in a clean, dry, secure place. Do not attempt to clean your validation tile. If your validation tile becomes dirty, replace it.

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