dropControllerV4: Overview
dropControllerV4: Network Connection Set Up Guide
dropControllerV4: Webapp Reference
dropControllerV4: Loop Page and Delta Values

dropControllerV4: Manual Valve Drain
dropControllerV4: Updating The Firmware

dropControllerV4: Setting Up the Camera and Flash


dropControllerV4 is the most advanced drop system available. It is an extremely precise system that uses a fast and powerful dual-core processor. It looks nice too!

The dropController has been developed over many years by drop enthusiasts for drop enthusiasts. It started life over 15 years ago as a purely DIY project (if you wanted one you had to build one) and grew to become the ultimate professional water drop system.

The dropController is very easy to get started with yet features many advanced functions that make experimentation easy and fun. It allows you to take water drop photography as far as you wish.

Intermediate 3 valve set up.

  • Clear easy to use, easy to understand interface
  • Compatible with any wifi or network enabled device; smart phone, tablet, laptop, PC
  • Easy to use wifi connection wizard
  • 8 easy to connect valve ports
  • Compatible with 12v or 24v valves
  • Super fast multicore processor
  • Extremely accurate trigger times
  • LCD status screen
  • Fully updatable with an easy to use update function
  • Local Mode or Network Mode. Local Mode allows the dropControllerV4 to create its own wifi network.
  • Convenient valve drain function
  • Place on the table top or mount to a stand

Includes the new advanced features from dropControllerV3

  • Loop Mode with delta values
  • Shutter SYNC trigger. Set & forget
  • Loop Mode & Loop Mode drop times COPY
  • Sequence number can be increased on the Graph Page to see the effects of delta values
  • Turn the focus trigger ON/OFF

Loop Mode is the heart of the dropController. Loop Mode allows for easy collisions when starting and very advanced patterns and sequences after you get the hang of things.

Local mode – connect directly to the dropController (requires a device with wifi such as a phone, tablet, or laptop)
Network mode – connect the dropController to your local network and then use any device connected to the same network such as a PC
Valve Drain – There are 2 valve drain modes
1 – App Mode using the valve buttons in the app. The app has to be connected.
2 – Manual Drain Mode using the SEL and SET buttons on the actual dropController. Manual Drain Mode does not require the app.

Controlled from a clear, easy to use, fully featured webapp.
dropControllerV4 app screen shot banner


In The Box

  • 1 x 8 valve port dropControllerV4
  • 1 x 24v 5 Amp power supply
  • 1 x Shutter release lead
  • 1 x Flash trigger lead
  • 2 x 1.5m trigger lead extension