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I want to make my Arduino Uno and Genuino Zero communicate using UART. My Genuino Zero is the transmitter and the receiver is the Arduino Uno.

For the Arduino Uno, I am using the SoftSerial library. I have uploaded the transmitter and receiver codes.

My connection is as below:

Genuino Zero (RX) pin 0 ---------------- Arduino Uno pin 11

Genuino Zero (TX) pin1 ---------------- Arduino Uno pin 10

Ground ---------------------------------- Ground

The Arduino Uno's pin 10 is Rx and pin 11 is Tx, using SoftSerial.

The transmitter transmits 'a'. The receiver receives 'a' and turns a LED on. My problem is that on the receiver, I am not getting anything.

My code is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4w8o2h2k4zs0it5/transmitter.txt?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/d50uizoz3iove9w/receiver.txt?dl=0

-------------------receiver---------------------

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
SoftwareSerial mySerial(10, 11); // RX, TX

/* Simple Serial ECHO script : Written by ScottC 03/07/2012 */

/* Use a variable called byteRead to temporarily store
   the data coming from the computer */
byte byteRead;

void setup() {                
// Turn the Serial Protocol ON
  Serial.begin(9600);
   mySerial.begin(9600);
  pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);
}

void loop() {
  char a[8];
  /*  check if data has been sent from the computer: */
  if (Serial.available()) {
    /* read the most recent byte */
    byteRead = Serial.read();
    Serial.print("rushin\r\n");
    /*ECHO the value that was read, back to the serial port. */
    if(byteRead == 0x61) {
      digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH);
      Serial.write(byteRead);
    }
  }
  if (mySerial.available()) {
    /* read the most recent byte */
    byteRead = mySerial.read();
    mySerial.print("rushin\r\n");
    /*ECHO the value that was read, back to the serial port. */
    if(byteRead == 0x61) {
      digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH);
      mySerial.write(byteRead);
     }
  }
}

-------------------transmitter----------------------------------

/*
  DigitalReadSerial
 Reads a digital input on pin 2, prints the result to the serial monitor
 This example code is in the public domain.
 */

// digital pin 2 has a pushbutton attached to it. Give it a name:
int pushButton = 7;
// the setup routine runs once when you press reset:
void setup() {
  // initialize serial communication at 9600 bits per second:
  Serial.begin(9600);
  // make the pushbutton's pin an input:
  pinMode(pushButton, INPUT);
}

// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop() {
  // read the input pin:
  int buttonState = digitalRead(pushButton);
  // print out the state of the button:
  Serial.println("a");
  delay(1000);
  // delay in between reads for stability
}
  • Post the code here. Links tend to disappear. – gre_gor Apr 3 '17 at 12:50
  • sorry. can't upload text file here. and link is ok – Beginner Apr 3 '17 at 12:58
  • Just copy paste the code here and format it into code block. – gre_gor Apr 3 '17 at 13:02
  • What does the product information say? "Unlike most Arduino & Genuino boards, the Zero runs at 3.3V. The maximum voltage that the I/O pins can tolerate is 3.3V. Applying voltages higher than 3.3V to any I/O pin could damage the board." – Mikael Patel Apr 3 '17 at 13:07
  • yes i know that. and i am working with 3.3 v – Beginner Apr 3 '17 at 13:16
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Your Arduino Zero transmitter code transmits to the USB Serial ('Serial') only. If you want it to transmit to the serial comm on pin 0 and pin 1, you must have it write to Serial1. (Check variants.cpp file ) you will see that Serial1 is uses SERCOM0 which is on pin 0 and 1.

So, Your code should look like this (noitce "Serial" is replaced with "Serial1"):

void setup() {
  // initialize serial communication at 9600 bits per second:
  Serial1.begin(9600);
  // make the pushbutton's pin an input:
  pinMode(pushButton, INPUT);
}

// the loop routine runs over and over again forever:
void loop() {
  // read the input pin:
  int buttonState = digitalRead(pushButton);
  // print out the state of the button:
  Serial1.println("a");
  delay(1000);
  // delay in between reads for stability
}

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