I know they make Neopixel led 'rings'.. using WS2812B or SK6812 - based LEDs.
But do they make DotStar based led rings? (APA102C or ADA102 - based LEDs)?
Update: I see there is an APA104 led too? (differs from the APA102 because the 104's are also a 1 wire set-up? Like the Neopixels? So do the 104's have the same timing requirement as the WS28xx's? or does it take advantage of NOT needed that like the APA102's?)
My current project uses a serial based .wav/.mp3 player... and with the timing requirements of the Neopixels and the fact it disables interrupts (with mess with the serial comm.) during updating animations/patterns..etc..
So I am looking into using DotStars instead. (however I havent been able to find any?)
As an alternate solution.. I was thinking of perhaps trying to source some blank Neopixel ring PCB's... however, I dont think they will work now, seeing as the DotStar have a 6-pin pinout.. and the Neopixels only have a 4-pin pinout.
So I guess I am looking for an alternate solution or sourcing some DotStar rings?
I need to research the differences between:
*DotStar leds.. (if the APA104's even qualify for this DotStar category...I'm leaning towards 'not' though)
Interested to hear some suggestions/thoughts.
Heck.. I dont really care about the number.. I just need an RGB, individually addressable led (ring) that doesnt have the same time requirements (disables interrupts) as the Neopixel lines of LEDs do.