Dimmer control circuit

I want to create a dimmer circuit. ie the Arduino controls the intensity of a standard AC bulb over time. The method of control (PWM vs DAC) will depend on the hardware circuit, and the light should not flicker. I was almost thinking of buying a rotary dimmer switch and attaching a servo to it but I figured there had to be a better way. Any ideas?

thanks

look at this: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1160909656/4#4

and if not, then go for DMX. search this forum, you will find more info.

oori.

hej,

here you can find some solutions for DIY dimmer, analog or DMX controlled http://www.hoelscher-hi.de/hendrik/english/coil.htm