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Hi all,

I've undertaken a project to connect an arduino to a mains powered machine that utilises a wired remote control.

Now I have found a tutorial that explains how to do it http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Triggered-Fog-Machine/step2/Schematic/ however I'm just wondering if this could be achieved using the breadboard or would it be better to do it on the copper clad PerfBoard?

Thanks for the help
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Hi,
If you use a low-cost prebuilt relay board like one of these, you don't need a breadboard. 
http://goo.gl/8ZEQ8

And if you use a sensor shield and pre-made cables, you don't need a protoboard either.  Take a look at:
Arduino Power stuff here: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/ArduinoPower
Arduino cabling here: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Cables

And if you get one of these new Arduino-Compatible boards with 3-pin cable connectors built-in, all you need is a relay board (for up to 4 relays, more and you need a separate 5V supply).
http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=225   

IF your application only turns on 1 or 2 relays at a time in controlling the big device, you don't need an added power supply.

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