I'm looking for a different set of controls than fastLED offers.
I do not need to store an array of colors representing each pixel, this is terribly memory hungry. My project never uses more than 16 colors so I can store each pixel as a color reference and switch them when they are to be passed to the pixel
I rarely need to update all of the pixels.
I don't want any delays
To that end all I think I need is:
- The startup sequence for the LEDs
- The ability to set the brightness (not sure if that's by the pixel or for the entire chain)
- The ability to shift a color to a specific pixel
- The ability to turn off a pixel (not sure if this is a color setting or a different command)
- Whatever I've overlooked
Before I spend a couple days digging this up from datasheets and pulling out what remains of my hair, I thought I'd see if anyone had a minimal sketch or reading that they'd care to share?
I tried to find something myself but google is flat out jammed up with fastLED examples.