So I'm working on a project that involves reading the data that is outputted from an XBee TX pin and reading it with an Arduino Micro through the Arduino Software's Serial Monitor.
Currently I have the XBees all set up and configured with X-CTU and I can see that I am getting good data transfers across the XBees using that software. Now I want to read that data from the Arduino software. I have tried hooking up the the XBees tx and rx pins to the Arduino micro and I've tried some sample code, but i can't seem to get anything to work.
I read somewhere that while using the serial monitor on the computer, you can't utilize the tx and rx pins on the micro. I did some more searching and saw people trying to use some Software Serial code. I couldn't really make sense of that or get it to work.
I have basic programming knowledge but I am quite new to Arduino and would really appreciate any help i can get with this.