In 2008 Blue Sparq, Inc. was founded with the aim of providing high quality rapid prototype design and manufacturing services for the individual and companies wishing to design new products. In the course of its business, Blue Sparq, Inc. started designing capacitive touch switch interfaces for products in different markets such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial etc. However, the lead time for prototype capacitive touch keypads for these products were over 10-12 weeks. Since the keypad is an integral part of any product design, we could not wait this long for a prototype. If the keypad is delayed, the entire product's development will be delayed.
Blue Sparq, Inc's research into reducing the lead time, leveraging its innovations in capacitive touch interface technology resulted in the creation of RapidKeypads.com. Using a patent pending process, RapidKeypads.com is now devoted to helping you turn your ideas into prototypes quickly and reliably.
Blue Sparq and Rapid Keypads has a full production quality surface mount pick and place electronics assembly line, 3D printer and Laser among other equipment dedicated to prototyping, which aids our engineers in producing the highest quality, “Looks Like, Feels Like” prototypes available today! Using Solid Works and Altium Designer, our engineers can make 3D models of the full prototype including the circuit boards with their components. These 3D models can be inserted into our customer’s product assemblies to ensure perfect fit.
In most cases our customers come to us looking for a beautiful touch interface with diffuse LED back lighting and end up giving us much more of the project once they see our true capabilities.
Our customers really appreciate the fact that when they call a real engineer picks up the phone. Our engineers can quickly understand what your needs are and write up a plan. This design plan shows our customers that we understand their requirements and from there a quote / estimate can be made. No more wasted time explaining your project to salesmen to only have to re-tell your story to an engineer later!