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    Just a note on safety.This project deals with mains power, and I strongly advise you to follow the international conventions for wire colours. Also be very careful when wiring mains power that the wires are connected correctly. At best, a wiring error will result in a small explosion and a bright blue flash, at worst you could electrocute yourself. Having shaken hands with the devil a few times myself, I can assure you that it's not a good thing to do.The European/international convention for wire colours is:Brown - Active (Red is no longer used)Blue - Neutral (Black is no longer used)Green/yellow stripe - Earth (Plain green us no longer used)In North America, the convention is:Black - ActiveWhite - NeutralGreen or Green/yellow stripe - EarthIt is very bad practice to use green ...see more »Just a note on safety.This project deals with mains power, and I strongly advise you to follow the international conventions for wire colours. Also be very careful when wiring mains power that the wires are connected correctly. At best, a wiring error will result in a small explosion and a bright blue flash, at worst you could electrocute yourself. Having shaken hands with the devil a few times myself, I can assure you that it's not a good thing to do.The European/international convention for wire colours is:Brown - Active (Red is no longer used)Blue - Neutral (Black is no longer used)Green/yellow stripe - Earth (Plain green us no longer used)In North America, the convention is:Black - ActiveWhite - NeutralGreen or Green/yellow stripe - EarthIt is very bad practice to use green coloured wire for any other function than ground in mains wiring.Note that the wires going through the relay contacts do not have to be different colours, this is AC we are dealing with, so direction through the relay is irrelevant. If you must use different colours for the mains wires going to the relay, I suggest you use red or orange for active.

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    I got a "slmgr is not recognised as an internal or external command" error. To fix it, go to c:/windows/system32 and rename slmgr.vbs.removewat to slmgr.vbs

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