Hi all, i'm attempting to use an old IR remote to control a project of mine. So I would need to use a receiver to record the remote's signals and an emitter to re-send them.
So my problems comes from confusion in the different types of IR sensors. Where I purchased a pair of IR emitters with a clear white cover and 2 leads (which I tested with an old camera and they work). The receiver has a dark tint to it and also has 2 leads like in the following image: http://electronicspk.com/xcart/images/P/IR%20TX-RX.jpg
I've searched all over and most IR receivers i've seen have 3 leads, but the ones I purchased are also called "receivers". Can someone explain if it is possible to still use this "receiver" to record a remote control's pulses? As well as what the differences are between the other receivers.
Last question is how to wire this sensor? Do I use analog or digital? Type of resistor? and how to read the sensor value from code.
Note: I only post here as a last resort since I can't find anything useful as an explanation. Most tutorials include one or the other and call them all the same names.
Any help is always appreciated, DM.