All the tutorial are for a matrix but that's not what I'm doing.
So just the shift registers without that software then.
http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftOutJut don't fit the capacitor on the latch pin.
In other words, you can use it to control 8 outputs at a time while only taking up a few pins on your microcontroller
I need a custom LED strip made where the LEDs are a specific spacing