Price List

 
The dropController is a 6 valve controller for water drop photography. It is one of the most advanced controllers available yet easy to get started with and makes collision photography as simple as possible The dropController is controlled from a Windows program or an Android app. Sorry no IOS version.

The dropController is compatible with cameras that can use a wired shutter release cable. Please check your camera can use a wired shutter release before ordering.

 
All goods are shipped from Hong Kong and includes tracking.
Prices do not include local duties/import taxes.

 
If you are interested in purchasing any of the below please email me at

 
 

dropControllerV3
US $199.00
HK $1500.00
 
Weight: 1000gm

Includes dropControllerV3, power supply, shutter release cable, and flash trigger cable.

Power Supply
Input: 100-240v, 50-60MHz
Output: 24v, 5 amps
Please state type of plug/country of use when ordering.

Shutter Release Cable
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).
Various shutter release cables available. Please state your camera make and model when ordering.

Flash Trigger Lead
3.5mm jack to PC socket.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

 
 

dropControllerV3 Kit Plus
US $99.00
HK $750.00
 
Weight: 1000gm

Includes the V3 kit (see below) plus a power supply, a shutter release lead, and a flash trigger lead.

Power Supply
Input: 100-240v, 50-60MHz
Output: 24v, 5 amps
Please state type of plug/country of use when ordering.

Shutter Release Cable
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).
Please state your camera make and model when ordering.

Flash Trigger Lead
3.5mm jack to PC socket.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

 
 

dropControllerV3 Kit
US $79.00
HK $500.00
 
Weight: 500gm

The kit includes all the components required for the main device, including PCB, acrylic base and top, the Arduino, the Bluetooth module, and the buck converter. The Arduino Nano is pre-programmed and the HC-06 Bluetooth module is set up. The power barrel jack is 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID and you will need a power supply with a plug that fits this size socket.

The kit does not include power supply, shutter release lead, flash trigger lead.

Some basic soldering skills and soldering tools are required to put the kit together. An assembly guide is available on the downloads page of the website.

I would not recommend this as a first soldering project.

 
 

dropControllerV3 PCB
US $8.00
HK $60.00
 
Weight: 300gm

The PCB, just the PCB and nothing but the PCB.

The PCB can accommodate 2 types of DC-DC step down buck converter (not included).

Variable output
Remember to set the output voltage before connecting to the circuit. This is a very common module.

Fixed 9V output
This module is available with different output voltages (3v,5v,9v,12v). Double check you have the 9V version.

 
 

Bluetooth & Buck Convertor Set
US $10.00
HK $75.00
 
Weight: 300gm

I didn’t intend to sell these, the Bluetooth modules I use are not the cheapest, but since I have been asked a few times I added them to the price list.

1 x 9V fixed output DC-DC step down convertor
1 x HC-06 Bluetooth module with separate pins.

The DC-DC step down converter has a fixed 9v output so there is no setup required. Just make sure you get it the right way around. Follow the arrow on the back

The HC-06 Bluetooth modules are the official (and original) modules from HC/Wavesen. These are more expensive than other similar modules but the HC modules are reliable and well supported and as a bonus they have a nice shinny blue LED and everybody likes shinny blue LEDs!

Although I recommend the HC01 modules you do not need to use them. Most HC-06 modules will work with the dropController.

 
 

Valve & Bottle set
With SLGPC valve
US $32.00
HK $245.00

With Shako valve
US $45.00
HK $345.00

Weight: 1000gm


Photo shows the SPGPC valve.
The kit now includes a single 2m valve lead. Not shown.

Includes:
1 x PU220AR-02 24v
1 x Bottle
2 x Bottle clips
3 x 6mm ¼ NPT brass nozzles
1 x 2m valve lead (the photo has not been updated)

FREE
1 x Teflon tape
1 x Brass ¼ NPT double sided connector

The set may have a 2 part valve lead (as shown) or a single lead (plug to wire ends).

 
The bottle caps have a standard ¼ NPT thread size, this is the same size as the solenoid valves and the same nozzles fit the valves and the bottles.
The double sided connector allows the bottle to be directly attached to the valve.

** Does not include bracket to attach to a stand **
I do not have brackets to attach the bottle holders to a stand yet. I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well.
The clips make it fairly easy to remove the bottle for cleaning.

The clips can also be attached directly to 2020/4040 extrusion with the right nut and bolt.

 
 

Bottle set
US $12.00
HK $90.00
 
Weight: 500gm

Includes:
1 x Bottle
2 x Bottle clips
3 x 6mm ¼ NPT brass nozzles

The bottle caps have a standard ¼ NPT thread size, this is the same size as the solenoid valves and the same nozzles fit the valves and the bottles.

** Does not include bracket to attach to a stand **
I do not have brackets to attach the bottle holders to a stand yet. I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well.
The clips make it fairly easy to remove the bottle for cleaning.

The clips can also be attached directly to 2020/4040 extrusion with the right nut and bolt.

 
 


Shako PU220AR-02 24v Solenoid Valve
US $35.00
HK $270.00
 
Weight: 500gm

The standard water drop valve. Reliable with repeatable performance.
¼ NPT thread size.

Mounting Holes
Holes are 18mm apart and M5 size.

 
 

SLGPC PU220AR-02 24v Solenoid Valve
US $22.00
HK $170.00
 
Weight: 500gm

Similar performance to the Shako.
¼ NPT thread size

Mounting Holes
Holes are 15mm apart and M4 size.

 
 


3 x Brass Nozzles
US $7.00
HK $50.00
 
Weight: 500gm

3 brass nozzles. Pick any 3 from the below list. The following sizes are available.
– double connector
– 6mm
– 8mm
– 10mm
– 12mm

All nozzles have 1/4inch NPT threads that fit the T33 bottles, Shako PU220AR-02 valve, and the SLGPC PU220AR-02 valve.The 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm are not really suitable for the drops.

 
 

Power Supply
US $25.00
HK $190.00
 
Weight: 750gm

Input: 100-240v, 50-60MHz
Output: 24v, 5 amps.

Various mains plugs available. Please state type of plug/country of use when ordering.

 
 

Shutter Release Lead
US $7.50 per lead
HK $55.00 per lead
 
Weight: 300gm

3.5mm to dedicated plug.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

Various leads available please state camera make and model when ordering.

 
 

Flash Trigger Lead
US $7.50 per lead
HK $55.00 per lead
 
Weight: 300gm

3.5mm jack to flash PC socket.
Coiled lead 30-100cm (100cm is fully extended and not usable at this length).

 
 

Extension Lead
US $7.50 per lead
HK $55.00 per lead
 
Weight: 300gm

3.5mm female to 3.5mm male.
1.5m length
Suitable for use with the shutter release and the flash trigger cables.