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 Windows app works on Apple desktops under a virtual machine such as Boot Camp and WINE. Unfortunately I cannot offer any support or help. If you want to try download the Windows App from the downloads page.

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.

Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

 
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, flash trigger cable, and a USB lead (not shown).

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. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

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 v1.51 Plus
US $99.00
HK $750.00
 
Weight: 1000gm

Includes all the components required to make the dropController V3, including the 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 pre-configured.

The Kit Plus also includes:
– power supply,
– shutter release lead,
– flash trigger lead,
– usb lead (not shown).

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. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

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

The kit requires some soldering skills and of course soldering equipment. I tried to keep the layout and assembly as easy as possible but some areas require care. All components are through hole and anybody with soldering experience should not have any difficulty putting the dropController together. However, I do not recommend this as a first soldering project.

A construction guide can be found here (PDF).
A full list of components is available here (PDF).

The main components are tested before sending out but due to the nature of the kit I cannot fully guarantee it. There is a lot of possible user error!

 
 

dropController Valve & Bottle SetValve & Bottle set: Shako
US $45.00
HK $345.00

Weight: 1000gm

Includes:
1 x Shako PU220AR-02 24v
1 x Bottle
2 x Bottle clips
3 x 6mm ¼ NPT brass nozzles
1 x 2m valve lead

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

 
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.

I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well (free cable ties included).
This style of clip makes 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.

 
 

dropController valve & bottle setValve & Bottle set: SLGPC
US $32.00
HK $245.00

Weight: 1000gm

Includes:
1 x SLGPC PU220AR-02 24v
1 x Bottle
2 x Bottle clips
3 x 6mm ¼ NPT brass nozzles
1 x 2m valve lead

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

 
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.

I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well (free cable ties included).
This style of clip makes 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.

I use cable ties to secure the bottle which I think works well (free cable ties included).
This style of clip makes 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 gold standard in water drop valves. 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.

 
 

Shoot From Below Nozzle Set
US $12.00
HK $90.00
 
Weight: 250gm

Appearance may change slightly

3 Shoot From Below nozzles.
1 x 1mm opening
1 x 2mm opening
1 x 3mm opening

All nozzles have 1/4inch NPT threads

 
 

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. Not sure what lead you require, see the common shutter release leads page.

 
 

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.

 
 

Starter Frame
US $65.00
HK $500.00
 
Weight: 2.5kg
Size when assembled: 1020mm x 540mm

A simple yet highly flexible frame suitable for all kinds of drop photography. Ideal for use with large trays.

9 x 500mm 2020 T-Slot aluminium extrusion
10 x corner + M5 nut, bolt, washer set
4 x straight joiner + M5 grub screw
6 x end cap
2 x Allen Key

A simple but effective frame designed to fit almost any style drop container/drop tray. The centre cross bars holding the valves are height adjustable.

Please note, depending on where you are, shipping a frame can be very expensive and when shipping is considered it can be cheaper to buy the parts locally. I am in Hong Kong and shipping within Asia, Australia, New Zealand is not too bad. Europe and the USA is pricey.

If you are having issues finding suppliers try using Google Maps to search for 2020 T-slot and 2020 Aluminium extrusion. More details about the parts required are in the Equipment Guide

 
 

Starter Frame Plus
US $90
HK $690
 
Weight: TBC
Size when assembled: 1020mm x 540mm

13 x 500mm 2020 T-Slot aluminium extrusion
18 x corner + M5 nut, bolt, washer set
4 x straight joiner + M5 grub screw
6 x end cap
2 x Allen Key

A simple sturdy frame for shoot from below. The centre cross bars holding the valves are height adjustable.

Please note, depending on where you are, shipping a frame can be very expensive and when shipping is considered it can be cheaper to buy the parts locally. I am in Hong Kong and shipping within Asia, Australia, New Zealand is not too bad. Europe and the USA is pricey.

If you are having issues finding suppliers try using Google Maps to search for 2020 T-slot and 2020 Aluminium extrusion. More details about the parts required are in the Equipment Guide

 
 

Valve Bracket
US $12.00
HK $90.00
 
Weight: TBC
Size: 28mm x 180mm x 3mm

1 x bracket
1 x Allen/Hex Key
2 x M5 bolt and nut (bracket to frame)
2 x M5 screws (valve to bracket)
2 x M4 screws (valve to bracket)

Fits many different types of valve as well as mini ball heads