Blinkey Tiles use the WS2822S
[Programming tool here] (https://github.com/Blinkinlabs/WS282x_Programmer/blob/master/DmxSimpleMod.cpp
[Specification/Datasheet here] (http://akizukidenshi.com/download/ds/worldsemi/WS2822S.pdf
These have DMX addresses programmed into the chip. Does anyone know:
1. How long these chips have been around?
2. How long they can be expect to be continued in manufacture? (VERY LITTLE about these pixels are out there)
3. If they MUST be permanently programmed with an address before use?
4. If the DMX address programming is changeable at some point? Can it be done "In Place" or must it be isolated? How many times can It be reprogrammed?
5. If the Lightbuddy LED controller dies, can I get just one of those?
6. Is there something else I could use in its place?
7. Some of the write-ups say you COULD use Neopixels (Are these the exact same as WS2812B ?) instead of WS2822's/. What is the downside of using WS2812B's instead of WS2822S's?
8. Where is the address programmer's specification for WS2822S?
9. Are the Blinkey Tile 2822S's compatible with the same driver as the Blinkey Tape Control Board? What is interchangeable, if anything?
Wish I could get these questions answered in an FAQ!