Shift Registers

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Overview

Have you ever found yourself wanting to control lots of LED’s? Or just needed more I/O in general? Well, this tutorial will cover the basics you need to know about a technology that will let you do just that. It’s called the shift register. So what exactly is it? Why are they useful? How do I use it? These are all questions we will attempt to answer in this tutorial.

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