& Design
- Turn Key Assembly
- Parts Acquisition
- Box Build
- System Assembly
- Functional Testing

- PCB Assembly
- Surface Mount
- Through Hole
- Prototype and Production
- Re-Work and Repair

Grove - UART Serial

This project will send and receive any data from your board to your PC, in a human readable form, using a serial UART cable.  You will use what you learn in this project often!

  1. If you haven't done so, install a Serial Terminal Program on your PC.  This is explained under Getting Started.  This example uses the same USB cable you use for debugging, connected to the OpenSDA port, for serial communication.
  2. Begin a new Grove project using the Grove Project Import method at the bottom of this page.
  3. In the Project Explorer on the left, under Sources, double click to open the file "arduinoApp.cpp".
  4. Copy and paste the following code into this file to replace it's contents:
//--------- UART Test
#include "arduinoApp.h"

void setup()
    Serial.begin(115200);        // initialize the uart to 115200 baud
    Serial.println("What is your name? ");        // send string out serial port

void loop()
    char inString[100];
    int size;

        size = Serial1.readBytesUntil('\r', inString, 100);  // get string from user
            Serial.print("Hello ");

  1. The above code will send a string out the COM port to the terminal and wait for you to type a reply.  When you hit the enter key it will display what you typed.
  2. Select Project from the main menu and choose Build Project.
  3. If there are any errors they will be displayed in the Problems tab.

Now follow the steps under Debugging your ARM Board Project.

Grove Project Import

Here's a fast, easy way to start a new project that uses Grove Modules:

  1. In KDS, click the File menu and select Import...
  2. Under General choose "Existing Projects into Workspace".  Click the Next > button.
  3. Click the Browse button next to "select root directory".  Find the directory where you installed the Axiom ARM Support Software and select the sub-directory: Source\Grove. 
  4. Click the OK button and you will see a list of Projects, one for ecah Axiom ARM board with Grove support.  Check the project that matches the name of your board.  So if you have the AXM-0702-CM-K60D board click on the box next to the CM-K60D project.
  5. Under Options, check "Copy projects into workspace".  Click the Finish button

You should now have a new project with the name of your board.  To rename the project:

  1. Right click the project name on the Project Explorer on the left then choose Rename...
  2. Type the name you want for your project and click OK
  3. Right click the project name again and choose Properties
  4. Under C/C++ Build / Settings select the Build Artifact tab
  5. Change the Artifact Name to the same name you gave your project then click OK.