he level converter is very easy to use. The board needs to be powered from the two voltages sources (high voltage and low voltage) that your system is using. High voltage (5V for example) to the ‘HV' pin, low voltage (3.3V for example) to ‘LV', and ground from the system to the ‘GND' pin.
If you are in need of such a 4.0 BLE Bluetooth module, MCU can be set up,also can controlled by a remote Bluetooth device for setting,can transfer data, and can remotely control 10 PIO pins,so,the best choice is HM-10 bluetooth module. can replace HC-05, HC-06, HC-07 etc.
The very popular 595 shift register chip of the 74 series is used a lot by hobbyis because of its wide availability, good speed and simplicity. Just plug it on an arduino like shown in the tutorials and youi have 8 more outputs, put two and you have 16 more outputs ! (up to a lot of them actually, with only three pins !)