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Uploaded: 25.11.2007 01:41
Categories: Photography Gear | Electronics

akeeh - This is my FlashSyncBox what I built almost all the day yesterday. I can connect up to four external flashes to it (the four bla

This is my FlashSyncBox what I built almost all the day yesterday. I can connect up to four external flashes to it (the four blach RCA-connectors on the back) and then connect the box to my camera (the red RCA-connector on the front) so every flash will fire simultaneously. I can also connect other triggers to the box instead of a camera (a sound trigger for example). This will help me with my photography hobby because now I can light things up more creatively. The box with a sound trigger would be excellent when taking high speed photos, like an air balloon exploding for example.

First I designed a pcb for the box and then printed it on a transparency sheet to use it as a mask when exposing an uv sensitive pcb plate. After that I developed and etched the board and soldered all the parts to it. I used an empty 2.5" USB HDD case as a case for the board because I had it lying around without any other use. I cut about 2cm off from it to make it a bit smaller. The device gets its juice from the 3V lithium battery inside it or from an external power supply (the power switch toggles between those two).

Dimensions: width 75mm, height 13mm, depth 105mm (124mm with connectors).
Front of the box: A test button to see if the device works (every connected flash should fire when this is pressed), sync connector (camera or other trigger), power switch (left: internal 3V lithium, right: external power), external power connector (3-6 VDC).
Back of the box: Connectors for four different flashes, can be a new flash with low trigger voltage (4-10V) or an older flash with high trigger voltage (100-250V, maximum is 600V as the thyristors I used are rated at that).

Schematic, board mask and bigger pictures can be found at:
http://akikorhonen.org/varasto/flashsyncbox/


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01.01.2008 13:48 OlliOnly 4 points, because of non-standard connectors.
25.11.2007 13:51 HaoKiLooks really nice...:)
25.11.2007 12:06 kazooI like that case, it looks like an external HDD :) Very pro indeed.
25.11.2007 10:53 naake1looks profesional. very good quality (Y)
25.11.2007 03:07 JipaGood job, looks really professional with the casing and all :)