How to build a simple but cool IR (Infra Red) receiver.

[-] After having chechek the data sheet of your voltage regulator, bend and cut the pins in this shape, helping yourself with the wire cutter and the tweesers of course. The input pin must be cut very short; the ground (central) pin will be connected to the GND of the serial connector and the output pin will be soldered to the IR receiver.

Bended voltage regulators