This is a question that I've had for a while, but I've been unable to find an answer so far.
I'm sure many of you have seen the Shiftbrite Table by now... http://www.macetech.com/blog/node/93
Using the same hardware set-up that the Macetech blog has posted, would it be possible to run code to scroll messages across the array? Play pong? Display patterns similar to the "Daft Punk" table? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCA79Du-WqY
Or would this require additional chips like the MAX7221?
Any comments, ideas, or suggestions would be really helpful. Thank you.