OK, so the theory is to turn on and fade a household bulb with a MOSFET. Step one was to convert 120VAC to 120VDC RMS. I’m pretty sure that’s were things went horribly wrong. It all happened so fast, my poor little Duemilanove lit up like a Christmas tree =(. I’m not too heartbroken, the FTDI chip was messed up anyways. I had to program it with an AVR Pocket Programmer, fried that too :0, that pissed me off. I’m glad it didn’t kill my desktop. Here’s a basic schematic, where’d i go wrong?
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