Help me hack a cool IR controller

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Fuzzy Wobble, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Fuzzy Wobble

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 16, 2010

    Ok this is my first post!

    I am attempting to hack this IR controller cause I think it may be a handy little gadget later on.

    It was part of a Silverlit IR controlled mini vehicle.

    The board has 4 output M+, M-, L+, L-. M corresponds to the back wheels (front back) and L corresponds to the front wheels (left right). I hooked up the outputs as you see in the diagram into two analog Arduino inputs.

    When i move the dials of the remote there is a response however the output is goofy.

    here are the readings:
    Hit nothing ==> M:55, L:55
    Hit up ==> M:294, L:294
    Hit down ==> M:0, L:0
    Hit right ==> M:294, L:294
    Hit left ==> M:0, L:55

    Clearly this is not logical! Maybe you could offer some insight as to what could be going wrong...