Q: Are there MCU that can drive a 110V motor directly, or would you interface through solid state relays?
A: A solid-state relay would be good. You could also use an MCU to trigger a triac through an opto-isolator. I have seen some schematic diagrams that use an MCU to directly drive a triac, but in the interest of safety, I'd want an opto-isolator, or opto-coupler between my MCU and line voltage. Do a Google search for microcontroller triac optocoupler.
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