I'm starting a new hobby project where I can control a light source with my arduino. I visited this page as it seemed most relevant (http://www.glacialwanderer.com/hobbyrobotics/?p=9). I have a program that controls lights in my apartment, but I am nervous about modifying a three prong power strip. I don't want something bad happening. I want to cut open the power strip and insert my SSR. Its rated up to 380VAC. I'm nervous about exposing the wires. After that, I planned on connecting the wires on the other end of the SSR into the correct arduino pins so the program works.
Can someone provide some tips? I'm most nervous about the power strip part as that can be fatal.
Thanks for all tips and ideas.