New to these forums, so to start I will say HI
Also new to using Arduino's.
I started my first project after I bought a real traffic light. I got a relay shield for my Arduino which was to switch the 110v power for the lights. I had it coded to have 4 different light modes;
- Normal (green, yellow, red)
- Power outage mode (blinking red light)
- Night mode (blinking yellow light)
- Party mode, just because (all lights lighting randomly)
It would switch modes after so many intervals. But I decided I would like to add a feature to my project with a way to control it. I thought about a Wifi Shield, but thats pretty expensive. Ethernet Shield, But didnt want to run more wire through the house -_-
So I decided to look around the interwebs for other ways, InferRed. I bought an IR reciever from my local Radio Shack, Jumper wires, and a little printed circut board. I learned how to solder!
For my IR reciever, looking at it with the led facing me, the pins are 1: OUT 2: GND 3: VS
I have them connected to my arduino OUT-pin11, GND-GND, VS-3.3v
I have the library added with the IRremote.h thingy. But going to 'Serial Monitor' nothing comes up hitting any buttons on my Toshiba Tv remote.
I gave up a little and watched a movie in the living room when the computer is and the connected arduino (in serial monitor still) Dont know where it got something from but there was 2 codes when I got back on the computer.
Could someone help me out here and get this small project done? I know people are doing more complicated projects, so this might be simple for most people. Any help would be appreciated, and thanks for taking the time to read my whole post. I know I wrote a lot...