Want to connect an IR remote to my PICAXE, but how?
May 31, 2012
Hi everybody! I'm trying to hook up a Paralax Infrared Remote Kit to my PICAXE 28X2 board, but I get conflicting information about how to hook it up. The Paralax data sheet shows the V+ going directly to the 5V power source, the V- going directly to the ground, with the "message" wire going to a "pin" via a resistor. But if I look into the PICAXE board's various manuals looking at the "infrain" command information, they show the V+ wire splitting off to a 4.7uF capacitor and the "message" wire connected to the 5V source via a 4k7 resistor.
Hmm. Is the PICAXE manual just overdoing it? Or is the Paralax manual simply providing how to wire things up if connecting to their own BASIC Stamp board?
Finally, could you also help me out with regards to which type of pin I should connect the "message" wire to? Is it an Analogue input? A digital input? I know this board has seperate connections availible specifically for IR remote signals, but I don't know how to identify them in the code.
Anything you can do to help me out in the most straight forward way would be very much appreciated.