Today I was busy trying to interface an infrared detector to a PICAXE 28X1 on a project board. My goal is to integrate this into my first robot, Ajax, so he can receive commands from an TV remote control.
The PICAXE documentation shows the 3 pins on the dectector wired to a a couple of resistors and a single capacitor, how hard could it be?
Two hours, later I am getting nothing on input pin0 at all. Zero, Zilch, Nada. Nothing.
The irin command never seems to return even though I give it a timeout value and a label to goto on an error.