I am working on a project and I am intending to display live data/string data from a software program using shift registers. Currently I am running two registers but I have come what I have perceived as a limitation but I don't know if its a limitation of my knowledge or of the actual component. Shift register limitation questions:
Can I display continuous independant live data on two separate end points through two linked shift registers at the same time? E.g. Have live data/string pushing out to one end point (LEDs) and a different live data/string pushing out to another end point (segment display) while linking the shift registers (only to save pins).
Are there certain digital pins that a shift register has to use and or in a particular order? Or, can I assign any 3 digital pins as long as I state them as would be expected at the start of the sketch?
I can and have created a sketch to isolate each end point so they display test data but its a step by step output rather than independent data running each at their own wish.
Help please and thank you.