Your Product Development and Touch InterfaceYour imagination is the only limitation!
Let our talented group of engineers develop your idea into a functioning prototype!
Custom PCB and Flex Film type capacitive touch interfaces
Fore Light and Projected Lighting techniques provide a low profile, bright, and uniform solution
Connect with USB, ETHERNET, UART, RS232, RS485, Modbus, I2C, SPI, CAN, DEX, MDB and other popular wired protocol
Connect with ISM, LPD, UHF, RF-ID, IR, Wifi, Bluetooth LE and other popular wireless protocol
Custom M2M / IOT hardware capable of remote firmware update and monitoring
Custom hardware containing EMV contact (Chip and Pin) and contactless (NFC), secure pin pads and magnetic stripe reader
Systems with a modern interface capable of controlling heaters, sonic generators, pumps, motors, etc. and error monitoring
Software development, advanced graphical user interface, embeded hardware, and responsive design.
Our engineers use Altium Designer and SolidWorks, the latest in 3D CAD software, making it very easy for you to integrate 3D models of our circuit boards and mechanical parts into your product designs. Having the latest version of the following software makes it easy for us to open any document you send us.
Being able to provide Looks Like, Feels Like high quality prototypes to our customers quickly and at an affordable price is very important to us. One way we are able to do this is by having production grade equipment available to our engineers for prototyping purposes. This gives our customers confidence that their production pieces will look and perform identically to their prototypes.
We have noticed that our customers need help getting over the hump between prototyping and large volume production. After the prototype is approved, it makes sense to do a pilot production run of a small quantity, like 100 pieces. Since we have added these production grade machines at our finger tips, we can easily run a small volume at a much lower price than having them made by our large volume manufacturing partner.
The following is just some of the equipment we have in our prototyping laboratory:
With Blue Sparq, you will never waste time describing your project to a salesman only to repeat yourself when an engineer finally returns your call.
When you call Blue Sparq, you can speak directly to a design engineer! Let us help you with your project.
UltraSonic was in need of a helping hand with their existing user-interface controller, with Blue Sparq, they achieved a more beautiful and easy-to-control interface.
Blue Sparq, Inc. incorporated its high speed rapid prototyping capability with its Rapid Keypads – Capacitive Touch Keypad Technology to produce this stunning prototype in just a couple of weeks! The mechanical parts were first made using the Blue Sparq FDM machine and then the final parts were produced by a high precision SLA machine. Finally, the parts were given a gorgeous high end paint job!
Vagabond Vending approached Blue Sparq, Inc. to build them a universal vending machine telemetry device, which they named Insight. The Insight telemetry device communicates inventory and transaction information to the Vagabond database software.
With this telemetry hardware and database software a vending operator can see in real time what was purchased from their vending machine, what the inventory levels are, as well as how much money is sitting in the machine.
Using our translucent conductive ink and projected lighting technique we were able to acheive a bright and uniform keypad lighting. Our customer wanted the look and feel of an iPhone without using a full LCD touchscreen. Blue Sparq was given the task of creating this Looks Like, Feels Like prototype for the consumer electronic show in only 3 weeks! We exceeded our customers expectations!
Blue Sparq was contracted to give this exercise equipment a new look and feel. This was acheived by changing the old fashioned mechanical membrane switch keypads over to the new Capacitive Touch Technology found in the latest smart phones and tablets. After the prototype development was complete, this customer expected the production of these new touch panels to be done overseas, however we were able to beat the foreign pricing and keep this a MADE IN AMERICA product!
This is a single button capacitive touch keypad with a dead fronted glass overlay. This keypad has 2 icons that are controlled by the main controller. When the button is pressed, the LOCK icon appears. When the button is pressed again, the LOCK icon will turn off and the UNLOCK icon will be displayed.
Flying by foy contracted Blue Sparq to give their automation controller a new look and feel. They wanted to integrate special custom touch sliders and a touch screen with mechanical buttons. We added special dead front back lighting and indicator lights to give this panel a very modern look. This control panel communicates via ethernet as well as USB.
DreamWorks SKG contracted Blue Sparq, Inc. to build a capacitive touch panel that has media controls for their mobile kiosks
Mission: Build a beautiful, state of the art, interface for a high tech vending machine.
Project Spec: Full USB Capacitive Touch Keypad using Selective LED Lighting for each button. Custom Dead Fronted Graphic Overlay made of 0.125 thick Glass. Custom RFID Reader with USB interface
Half Inch 0.5 Thick Glass used for an explosion proof capacitive touch keypad interface. The user now can touch the outside of this thick glass window to control the explosion proof device. can use its rapid prototype capability to make a capacitive touch keypad that can sense through any non conductive material.
In this case, the capacitive touch system is sensing through 0.5 thick glass. This is perfect for an explosion proof control panel. In this demonstration you can see our multi touch system in action.
Take a look at this custom game pad designed byRapidkeypads. The fast touch system can also be configured so that whenever the user pressed a certain key on the interface, the system would simulate a button press and release of the keys found in a joystick.read more
Our progression with Life Floats project is amazing. Check out the pictures or even watch the video! This demo looks beautiful.read more
This payment device designed for tablet use features a Magstripe card reader, NFC/Contactless and Chip and Pin/EMV capabilities.read more
Thanks to Blue Sparq, StarLeafs new product The StarLeaf Touch 2035 is finally here! This product features a dead-fronted glass overlay with capacitive touch technology and uniform selective LED lighting. This glass overlay touch panel surrounds a touch LCD screen.read more
Magtek partners with Blue Sparq – Rapid Keypads to design and manufacture a capacitive touch secure pin pad for their new prototype ipad payment device! We have less than 2 weeks to fully integrate this touch keypad into their product! I am happy to report that we are on schedule!read more
N5 Sensors partners with Blue Sparq to develop a new hardware package that will read data from N5s new sensor IC and display it on a PC connected via USB or on a smart phone or tablet connected via Bluetooth.read more
Life Float hires Rapid Keypads to make a 6 button selectively lit capacitive touch keypad that connects to their main controller via UART Simple Serial. The glass overlay is reverse printed with their custom graphics. All of the buttons lighted icons can be individually controlled and some buttons have multi-colored LEDs.read more
Star Leaf approves Rapid Keypads selectively lit touch panel pcb and starts production! This glass overlay touch panel has buttons that surround a touch lcd screen.read more
Vagabond approves Blue Sparqs GSM, CDMA, and Wifi Telemetry Device Prototype called Insight. Blue Sparq has been given the contract to manufacture the first 1000 pieces! The Insight communicates with the vending machine
via MDB or DEX and communicates transaction data via CDMA, GSM or Wifi.read more
Our company was looking for a way to show case our technology to take advantage of its unique capabilities and properties. When we discovered Blue Sparq and asked for their help, we were excited to learn that they could not only help bring to reality the concept we had in mind, they helped improve on what we had. The result was a demonstrator that became our best tool for showing potential customers what our technology was capable of while in their hands. In addition, Blue Sparq has continued to support modifications and changes that evolve the demonstrator, many of which were same day! It has been Blue Sparqs ability to support us same day and to genuinely care about the success of our prototypes that has encouraged and continued a successful relationship. As I continue in my career, I will always consider Blue Sparq and Rapid Keypads as a first source for rapid prototyping custom electronics and advanced capacitive touch user interfaces.
Brian ZellersPh. D. Sr. Mechanical Engineer – NOVASENTIS, Inc.
Vagabond Vending needed to build a one-of-a-kind communications device that handled relatively complicated remote telemetry tasks in real-time. We needed it to be simple enough for anyone to install, reliable in any environment, and flexible enough to work in any machine on any network anywhere in the world. Blue Sparq took the request and ran with it managing all aspects of design, architecture, planning and component vendor relations with very little oversight. This allowed us to build our business while they built our future. Throughout the project, the entire Blue Sparq team showed the kind of honesty, teamwork and reliability that reminds me why I got into the innovation business in the first place. We launched the product in 2014 and are already into another project with Blue Sparq. Id recommend them to anyone with similar needs.
Michael LovettCEO & Founder – Vagabond Vending LLC
We received our first working prototype with supporting documentation in less than two weeks well before our own prototype boards were completed. The support from Blue Sparq was as promised, both Jameel Ahed and his engineering staff were very responsive to all issues and replied to all e-mails and telephone calls almost immediately. Overall, we were so pleased with the product and support that we are now considering changing existing products to capacitive touch keypads.read more
Kenneth KoschekaDesign Engineer – Designs for Vision, Inc.
In 2008 Blue Sparq, Inc. was founded with the aim of providing rapid prototype, custom electronics, software design and manufacturing services for companies wishing to create new products. In the course of its business, Blue Sparq started designing capacitive touch button interfaces for products in different markets such as consumer electronics, automotive, medical, aerospace and industrial. A combination of Blue Sparqs research in reducing lead time and innovations in capacitive touch button technology, resulted in the creation m.