Newbie thread, hoping for direction

Hey guys,

I just bought the Rabbit 5700 Delux Development Kit for my senior design project, and I’m not sure how to get things rolling. I am very proficient when it comes to programming, but not so much when it comes to hardware.

Basically, I have a sensor (IMU) that has a serial port attachment to it, and I was wondering what would be the best way to obtain the information from it. I’m not sure how to approach getting info from the 50 pin slot on the interface board, so any advice would be great.