RGB LED strips: an overview @ Nut & Bolt. David writes – [via]
An addressable RGB LED strip is like a one pixel high color screen. You can do awesome things with them: crazy lighting effects, information displays and even low resolution video. There are many different types of RGB LED strips on the market. Here is an overview of addressable led strips I evaluated for Stripe. I’ll tell you a bit about different controller chips, electrical specifications and software libraries to help you make a choice.
Adafruit LPD8806 LED strip is looking good! - [Link]