Controlling ShiftBrite

I would like to incorporate a ShiftBrite into a home made gift. I need a small microcontroller to drive it. The entire product needs to be powered from a battery as well.

Can anyone point me to someone that has done such a thing?

I’m quite capable in electronics and programming, I just need to make this thing very quickly and would like a good starting point.

Thanks!

Hmm… after coming across a BlinkM, this might be more appropriate. Apparently it can run the program independantly after programed through an arduino.

http://thingm.com/products/blinkm

Yep, the BlinkM makes more sense if you just need one LED with some custom activity. The ShiftBrite makes the most sense if you need between 4 and 50 RGB LEDs on one controller.