Been lurking and reading and learning for a long time in here.
I have seen an example of using an excel spreadsheet to control leds. http://www.flickr.com/photos/txross/4276026790
This guy is using what I think is 5v led strips as his LED source. Have seen them before and might grab some soon.
It seems like this is best option for me but I cannot find any info on how this actually works. Was going to use shiftbrites but have reverted to plain blue leds for now as it seems to less taxing on my head.
Has anyone here seen an example of this or know of a site that can explain how to go about this. Searched every possible option in this forum but most things were geared towards outputing text for a matrix and things like that. Thanks.