Best driver for WS2811?
I've been tasked with creating special effects for a high school play. I was planning to use a "wall" full of WS2811 LED strings:
I received the strings today and hooked one strand up to my Propeller Activity Board through a 3.3V - 5V level translator and powered it with a 12V DC supply. I wrote a quick program that uses the attached LED driver, but I'm getting weird behavior. It seems that this driver keeps sending data streams even though use is not called again. As a consequence, I get a lot of flicker on the selected LEDs , and the colors are wrong. If I force the driver to stop, some of the LEDs display the correct colors without flicker. I think this driver would work if the PASM portion would send the data stream only once after use is called and let the WS2811s continue to refresh on their own.
Is this still the best driver for the WS2811s, or is there an update I'm not aware of — or better a driver?