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Making Ed-Tech Work in Isiolo

Meghan Lazier | July 2nd, 2014

What does it take to launch an e-learning initiative in remote schools in Kenya?  Last week I packed my bags and drove four hours northwest of Nairob...

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Internet at the Rhino Charge with BRCK

Erik Hersman | June 4th, 2014

We tend to be an adventurous bunch, and so it shouldn’t be surprising that Philip was the navigator for the BRCK vehicle in Kenya’s annual...

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Problems, Perseverance, and Patience

Philip Walton | May 15th, 2014

Building BRCK – Assembly from BRCK on Vimeo. [Some shots from the factory, building BRCK, this week.] I know that we weren’t naïve in the ear...

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“40% of the world is on the internet” and other 2014 stats

Erik Hersman | May 12th, 2014

The ITU has just put out a new report showcasing some astounding numbers on general internet penetration, mobile broadband (wireless) use, and how the...

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Thinking Unidirectional and Omnidirectional Antennas

Erik Hersman | May 12th, 2014

At one end of the BRCK you’ll find a flap with an antenna post hiding underneath it. This is connected to the wireless modem inside of the BRCK ...

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The BRCK GPIO Expansion – Datasheet

Erik Hersman | May 5th, 2014

A unique feature of the BRCK is that it can be modded and extended with other hardware through it’s GPIO port (on the bottom of the device). Sim...

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WiFi Bridging – Why and How

Erik Hersman | May 1st, 2014

There are 3 primary channels for you to connect to the internet via your BRCK device that come in the box (others, such as satellite, can be added by ...

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Internet connectivity is directly related to power connectivity

Erik Hersman | April 24th, 2014

I had a meeting yesterday with some people who had just come to Nairobi from Lagos, Nigeria. They kept mentioning the problem with power outages and h...

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