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Part 14: Infrared

This is lesson 1 of 5 lessons. In this lesson we learn how to capture and decode infrared code from Infrared Remote Controller. Either Black Remote , white remote or your TV remote.
We need the IRremote library to be installed first. Full details is shown in the video. We will use VS1838B IR or infrared receiver. The receiver is sold just a bare part of installed on PCB. This tutorial will show you to use both.

This IR remote series has 4 codes

  1. How to decode IR remote code and Arduino (this code)
  2. How to turn ON/OFF an AC bulb using any remote control and Arduino/li>
  3. How to control a TV using Arduino as remote control
  4. How to control a DC motor using Infrared remote and Arduino
  5. How to control a servo motor using Infrared remote control and Arduino

  /*
 * Original code and library from - http://arcfn.com
 * 
 * Lesson 101: 
 * This code decodes for keys of Black IR remote and White IR remote
 * sold on eBay for Arduino. 
 * You have to select the type of your remote as Black or White in the code bellow
 * and also select your receiver 1838 either as PCB or bare module. See video for details
 * 
 * Modefied/Written by Ahmad Shamshiri
 * on July 28, 2018 at 22:48 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * for Robojax.com
 * Watch video instruction for this code:https://youtu.be/LVd9_i-BQcg
 * Get other Arduino codes from Robojax.com
This video is part of Arduino Step by Step Course which starts here: https://youtu.be/-6qSrDUA5a8

 

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 *  * This code is "AS IS" without warranty or liability. Free to be used as long as you keep this note intact.* 
 * This code has been download from Robojax.com
    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program.  If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. 
 */

#include <IRremote.h>

int RECV_PIN = 11;

const char type ='W';// W for white, B for black. Must keep single quotes like 'B' or 'W'
const boolean PCB = 0;// if receiver is PCB set to 1, if not set to 0. See video for details

IRrecv irrecv(RECV_PIN);

// this is array holding codes for White Remote when used with PCB verion of receiver
unsigned int whiteRemotePCB[] ={
            0xE318261B, // CH-
            0x511DBB,   // CH
            0xEE886D7F,  // CH+

            0x52A3D41F, // |<<
            0xD7E84B1B, // >>|
            0x20FE4DBB, // >||          

            0xF076C13B, // -
            0xA3C8EDDB, // +
            0x12CEA6E6, // EQ

            0xC101E57B, // 0
            0x97483BFB, // 100+
            0xF0C41643, // 200+

            0x9716BE3F, // 1
            0x3D9AE3F7, // 2
            0x6182021B, // 3           

            0x8C22657B, // 4 
            0x488F3CBB, // 5
            0x449E79F,  // 6

            0x32C6FDF7, // 7
            0x1BC0157B, // 8
            0x3EC3FC1B  // 9                          
            };

// this is array holding codes for White Remote when used with non-PCB verion of receiver            
unsigned int whiteRemote[] ={
            0xFFA25D, // CH-
            0xFF629D,   // CH
            0xFFE21D,  // CH+

            0xFF22DD, // |<<
            0xFF02FD, // >>|
            0xFFC23D, // >||          

            0xFFE01F, // -
            0xFFA857, // +
            0xFF906F, // EQ

            0xFF6897, // 0
            0xFF9867, // 100+
            0xFFB04F, // 200+

            0xFF30CF, // 1
            0xFF18E7, // 2
            0xFF7A85, // 3           

            0xFF10EF, // 4 
            0xFF38C7, // 5
            0xFF5AA5,  // 6

            0xFF42BD, // 7
            0xFF4AB5, // 8
            0xFF52AD  // 9                          
            };
// key lables of white remote
 String whiteRemoteKey[] ={
            "CH-",
            "CH",
            "CH+",

            "|<<",
            ">>|",
            ">||",

            "-",
            "+",
            "EQ",

            "0",
            "100+",
            "200+",

            "1",
            "2",
            "3",

            "4",
            "5",
            "6",

            "7",
            "8",
            "9"
            };

// this is array holding codes for Black Remote when used with non-PCB verion of receiver
 unsigned int blackRemote[] ={
            0xFF629D, // ^
            0xFF22DD,   // <
            0xFF02FD,  // OK
            0xFFC23D, // >
            0xFFA857, // v

            0xFF6897, // 1
            0xFF9867, // 2
            0xF0C41643, // 3           

            0xFF30CF, // 4 
            0xFF18E7, // 5
            0xFF7A85,  // 6

            0xFF10EF, // 7
            0xFF38C7, // 8
            0xFF5AA5,  // 9 

            0xFF42BD, // *
            0xFF4AB5, // 0
            0xFF52AD  // #                                      
            };

// this is array holding codes for Black Remote when used with PCB verion of receiver
 unsigned int blackRemotePCB[] ={
            0x511DBB, // ^
            0x52A3D41F,   // <
            0xD7E84B1B,  // OK
            0x20FE4DBB, // >
            0xA3C8EDDB, // v


            0xC101E57B, // 1
            0x97483BFB, // 2
            0xF0C41643, // 3           

            0x9716BE3F, // 4 
            0x3D9AE3F7, // 5
            0x6182021B,  // 6

            0x8C22657B, // 7
            0x488F3CBB, // 8
            0x449E79F,  // 9 

            0x32C6FDF7, // *
            0x1BC0157B, // 0
            0x3EC3FC1B  // #                                      
            };

// Black remote key names
 String blackRemoteKey[] ={
            "^",
            "<",
            "OK",
            ">",
            "v",

            "1",
            "2",
            "3",

            "4",
            "5",
            "6",

            "7",
            "8",
            "9",
            
            "*",
            "0",
            "#"
            };

decode_results results;


void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(9600);
  // In case the interrupt driver crashes on setup, give a clue
  // to the user what's going on.
  Serial.println("Robojax Remote Decoder");
  irrecv.enableIRIn(); // Start the receiver

}

void loop() {

  if (irrecv.decode(&results)) {
     //Serial.println(results.value, HEX);
    robojaxValidateCode(results.value);// used the "robojaxValidateCode" bellow
    irrecv.resume(); // Receive the next value
  }
  delay(100);
  //Watch video instruction for this code:https://youtu.be/LVd9_i-BQcg
}

/*
 * function: robojaxValidateCode
 * validates the remote code and prints correct key name
 * cd is code poassed from the loop
 * Written by Ahma dShamshiri for Robojax
 */
void robojaxValidateCode(int cd)
{
//Watch video instruction for this code:https://youtu.be/LVd9_i-BQcg
  // Robojax IR Remote decoder
  int found=0;

 if(type =='W' && !PCB)
 {
    // Robojax IR White Remote decoder
    // if tyepe is set to 'W' (white remote) and PCB=0 then check Black remote code
      for(int i=0; i< sizeof(whiteRemote)/sizeof(int); i++)
      {
        if(whiteRemote[i] ==cd)
        {
          
          Serial.print("Key pressed:");
          Serial.println(whiteRemoteKey[i]);
    
          found=1;
        }// if matched
      }// for
 }else if(type =='W' && PCB){
    // Robojax IR White Remote decoder
    // if tyepe is set to 'W' (white remote) and PCB=1 then check Black remote code
      for(int i=0; i< sizeof(whiteRemotePCB)/sizeof(int); i++)
      {
        if(whiteRemotePCB[i] ==cd)
        {
          
          Serial.print("Key pressed:");
          Serial.println(whiteRemoteKey[i]);
    
          found=1;
        }// if matched
      }// for  
 }else if(type =='B' && PCB){
    // Robojax IR White Remote decoder
       // if tyepe is set to 'B' (black remote) and PCB=1 then check Black remote code
       for(int i=0; i< sizeof(blackRemotePCB)/sizeof(int); i++)
      {
        // Robojax IR black Remote decoder
        if(blackRemotePCB[i] ==cd)
        {

          Serial.print("Key pressed:");
          Serial.println(blackRemoteKey[i]);
    
          found=1;
        }// if matched
      }// for   
 }else{

      // if tyepe is set to 'B' (black remote) and PCB =0 then check Black remote code
       for(int i=0; i< sizeof(blackRemote)/sizeof(int); i++)
      {
        // Robojax IR black Remote decoder
        if(blackRemote[i] ==cd)
        {
          if(blackRemoteKey[i] == "OK"){
            digitalWrite(9,HIGH);
          }
          Serial.print("Key pressed:");
          Serial.println(blackRemoteKey[i]);
    
          found=1;
        }// if matched
      }// for  
 }// else
  if(!found){
    if(cd !=0xFFFFFFFF)
      {
    Serial.println("Key unkown");
      }
  }// found
}


   

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