I am researching the best standalone options for driving an installation of LED strips from MadMapper. I have been designing my sequences by outputting MadMapper to a Teensy via the FastLED library. This community has been a big help so far, so maybe you can help me further!
The installation has 1000 pixels using APA102, and needs to run from a standalone controller with a SINGLE output. (The physical setup allows for no entry point for an additional input.)
So far, the options I have found either do not control enough pixels per output, or do not run standalone. I am hoping to avoid using two separate pieces of hardware, i.e. a DMX recorder/player with a separate DMX-SPI LED controller.
For reference, I have been looking at the following, both of which seem well thought of, but neither of which work for this project:
DMXKing LeDMX4 (has standalone output, but only 680 pixels/output)
Advatek PixLite 4 Mk II (has 1024 pixels/output, but no standalone mode)
So instead considering options such as:
Standalone DMX output: MiniMAD ($210) or Chauvet DMX-RT ($110) for
DMX-SPI controller: Advatek PixLite ($130) or other generic from Amazon
Is there nothing out there that does this in one box?
If not, are there any other options people recommend?