James Baber

Electronics Engineer in the entertainment industry.

Constantly taking on new projects and sometimes even finishing them.

PoE Art-Net Node

Drive a full DMX universe over Art-Net without an external power supply.

  • Supports passive and active PoE (802.3af).
  • Plug and play with DHCP or configure a static address, change universe and monitor refresh rate on the web interface.
  • Power and data status indicators.

PoE Art-Net LED Dimmer

Four channel PWM LED dimmer.

  • Supports passive and active PoE (802.3af/at) up to 30W
  • Easy addressing using the on-board interface.
  • Ethernet link, traffic status and dimmer output mirroring LEDs.


DMX Tester

A portable DMX lighting controller with OLED display and minimalist control interface.

  • 15 hour battery life at the industry standard 44 Hz refresh rate.
  • Atmel microcontroller with monochrome 128x64 OLED display.
  • Galvanically isolated and ESD protected output.
  • Single encoder knob which allows control of an entire universe with just your thumb.
  • Blackout override for conventional fixtures.

Technical Theatre

I've worked on a number of theatrical events, usually where R&D is required. This has involved projecting scenery and camera feeds using OBS and CasparCG, as well as animating backdrops and designing related SFX for choreographed playout, such as for 'Roxie' in an amateur production of Chicago.



The aim of my final university project was to satisfy a long-term interest in cue light systems by building a complete solution that gives theatre crews as much freedom as possible post-pandemic.

CloudCue is a hybrid solution, combining the flexibility of a web-based controller with the durability of hardware outstations. The solo project required an incredibly wide range of skills, including PCB design, enclosure design, 3D printing and both C and JavaScript code.

The project helped earn a 1st class degree result.