IR sensor tutorial

Hi everyone,

i'm a beginner with Arduino, I would like to understand how to control a IR sensor.

can you suggest a simple tutorial about IR sensors?

thanks in advance : )

Welcome,

Do you have a sensor allready, if so what type? what is the goal of your project? (remote control ?)

Have you checked the playground articles allready? - http://arduino.cc/playground/ - on the top is a search field type in IR and you will find several articles.

I just picked one up from RadioShak for $10: http://www.parallax.com/Portals/0/Downloads/docs/prod/sens/555-28027-PIRSensor-v2.0.pdf

These are my efforts to get it to print a 1 when it detects movement: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,64335.msg469195.html#msg469195

thanks for the suggestions,

i would like to use IR sensors to detect obstacles for a simple robot