I am extremely new to Arduino and for an assignment, I need to make an IR transmitter activate an IR Receiver, which will then start my DC motor. I need help with this asap, and I don't know how to do this whatsoever. I have tried to learn Arduino in my free time but I am having a lot of trouble. I currently own an Arduino Uno. Could someone tell me what I need to do, or write in my code? It would be much appreciated. Also, I do know it is possible to use a remote for this, but with my current goal, I cant use one.
P.S. I may have put this in the wrong forum section, so sorry about that.