So basically I'm using a 74HC595 shift-register to control 8 LEDs by manually giving the chip pulses with knobs instead of something like an arduino. On the arduino.stackexchange website this question got denied by users because it seemed to be off-topic. It was actually as a test for me to understand what such a thing really does before hooking it up to an arduino.
Anyhow, could someone tell me what I've done wrong in this circuit? Why is it not working? I connected the DS port to a slide switch so I can close both the DS and the SHCP ports to push a 1 in the code. However, nothing is happening when I latch the (hopefully) created code to the outputs.
Could someone give me an explanation?