Posted by PhilB on 18th Jul 2012
...but do not despair - here is the information you need for Arduino...
Demo sketch: http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Components/General/Cheapo_IR_Control.pde
The above pins are wrong, but don't worry. Google the pin connection on the gadgeteer cable, then jam the jump wires into the socket as follows:
Pin 1: +3.3V (from Arduino)
Pin 3: Logic signal, detected and modulated (to Arduino)
Pin 10: Ground (from Arduino)
Use the serial monitor to test. If necessary, try holding the mute button until you see it appear.
After this I was soon controlling my Arduino robot. Seems remote commands are sent in duplicate, but I am sure you will be able to work around that.