IR sensor tuned to 38KHz, perfect for receiving commands from a TV remote control. Runs at 3V to 5V so it's great for any microcontroller.

To use, connect pin 3 (all the way to the right) to 5V power, pin 2 (middle) to ground and listen on pin 1. It doesn't do any decoding of the signal, just passes the 'raw data' along. Check the TSOP38238 datasheet for more details

We have a detailed tutorial with example code and wiring diagrams showing how to read from a remote control, make a intervalometer, and more!

  • Length: 5.20mm/0.21in
  • Width: 6.98mm/0.28in
  • Height: 7.86mm/0.31in
  • Weight: 0.43g/0.02oz


TSOP38238 Datasheet

Make remote controls and listeners
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During your Circuit Playground Express into a remote control. Or control it using an IR remote control


SKU AF-157
Brand Adafruit

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