Instead of hijacking the other recent thread that references this guy's hoop project, ( https://github.com/philihp/Jubilee
I thought I should create a new thread, especially since I'm dealing with a different, much more basic problem.
I unknowingly bought the wrong type of LED strip (because I thought all addressable LEDs were created equal), and as everyone knows, they can be rather pricey.
So instead of dropping another hundred dollars to get the "right" stuff, I was hoping to get a few pointers as to modifying the code to work with a WS2801 strip.
I'm still fairly new to programming, so I apologize in advance. But I did spend a few hours tonight messing with the sketch and the libraries until I stopped getting compiling errors. Unfortunately the farthest along I've gotten is all the LEDs lighting up solid white.
The strip itself is
in working condition, as I've tested it with Adafruit's WS2801 strandtest.
Here is a link directly to the pdehttps://github.com/philihp/Jubilee/blob/master/jubilee.pde
and the LPD8806 Libraryhttps://github.com/adafruit/LPD8806
and the WS2801 Libraryhttps://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-WS2801-Library