I am making an energy monitor using arduino. I am able to get data from the arduino to my desktop using a usb cable and display certain values of current and voltage with some coding.
I would like to do it wireless and I plan to do it by using (xbee - xbee shield - arduino) to obtain inputs from arduino pins, and use a xbee dongle plugged into my desktop to get data from the (xbee - xbee shield - arduino) and display data on my desktop.
I have the code to get the values I wanted which are current, voltage, and power, which is done through arduino serial monitor. Can I do the same for the xbee dongle? Do I have to write another code to do it?