Do you want to control your Arduino with an IR remote? Do you want to use your Arduino to control your stereo or other devices?.
The Infrared Receiver is used to receive infrared signals and also used for remote control detection. There is a IR detector on the Infrared Receiver which is used to get the infrared light emitted by the Infrared Emitter.
The IR detector have a demodulator inside that looks for modulated IR at 38 KHz. The Infrared Receiver can receive signals well within 10 meters. If more than 10 meters , the receiver may not get the signals. We often use the Infrared Receiver and the Infrared Emitter to work together.
This infared receiver uses Veshay TSOP382 IR Receiver Modules for Remote Control Systems. For data sheet download, Please click here.
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For infrared receiver Arduino Library file, please click here
For infrared reciever Arduino code, please click here