Ok have been working on other things so not being doing much with this yet. But I have had time for hacking some related code. I found some code to control the pi-liter board. This essentially lights up each LED in sequence back and forth along the board. So have been looking at ways to integrate this board with programs, change speed etc.
I am currently working on how to give users control over this via a program as in run the sequence but if a user presses < or > on the keyboard it changes the speed for example.
I could also use it on a Model B+ along with the ultra sonic module to act as a basic distance meter for example.