Take a look at this custom game pad designed by Rapidkeypads. 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
Blue Sparq is incredibly especially extremely capable of bringing your idea to life.
Let our talented group of engineers develop your idea into a functioning prototype!
Custom PCB and Flex Film type capacitive touch interfaces
Uniform LED Back Lighting
Fore Light™ and Projected Lighting techniques provide a low profile, bright, and uniform solution
Wired Connectivity Solutions
Connect with USB, ETHERNET, UART, RS232, RS485, Modbus, I2C, SPI, CAN, DEX, MDB and other popular wired protocol
Wireless Connectivity Solutions
Connect with ISM, LPD, UHF, RF-ID, IR, Wifi, Bluetooth LE and other popular wireless protocol
M2M / Internet of Things IoT
Custom M2M / IOT hardware capable of remote firmware update and monitoring
Mobile Payment Devices
Custom hardware containing EMV contact (Chip and Pin) and contactless (NFC), secure pin pads and magnetic stripe reader
Industrial Control Systems
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:
- Full Surface Mount Assembly Line
- Stratasys FDM 3D Printer
- High Power Laser
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.
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UltraSonic Power Corporation
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.More Projects
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!More Projects
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.
Lighted Capacitive Touch Keypads for Consumer Products
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 customer's expectations!Learn More
Capacitive Touch Interface
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!More Projects
Selective Lighting - Glass Overlay
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.More Projects
Foy Automation Control
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.More Projects
DreamWorks SKG contracted Blue Sparq, Inc. to build a capacitive touch panel that has media controls for their mobile kiosksMore Projects
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
Explosion Proof Capacitive/Film Method Keypad
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. RapidKeypads.com 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.