Category Archives: BRCK Excursion

PicoBRCK for WASH – UNHCR, Dadaab Refugee Complex

February 21st, 2018 by

There is never a dull moment when the BRCK engineering team goes out for a field trip to test out new tech. The experience and victories gained are always priceless. This time the team set out to the world’s largest refugee complex, about 90km back from the Kenya-Somalia border. The mission, as we had chosen […]

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Among Lions

April 14th, 2017 by

Lion Guardians is a conservation organization that promotes cultural sustainability and coexistence between lions and people across Kenya and Tanzania. Their main camp, Naharbala Camp, is located right in the middle of Amboseli and isolated from the comfortable amenities that you find in urban areas. A beautiful view of Mt. Kilimanjaro that motivated us to […]

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Visiting our Solomon Islands Schools

May 17th, 2016 by

BRCK has been known for developing products for the edge of the network and very remote regions of the world. Lately our products have been pushing even what we as BRCKers consider the edge. One of our biggest themes is the “if it works in Africa, it can work anywhere.” And that was never more […]

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UX and QA adventures

August 11th, 2015 by

At BRCK we are fanatical about User Experience (UX) and Quality Analysis (QA). That is why last week, we took the fantastic 5 to Kajiado to spend a day with one of our BRCKs in the wild. Kajiado is a town located 80 kilometres south of Nairobi, along the Nairobi – Arusha highway (A104 road). […]

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The BRCK at Rhino Charge 2015

June 2nd, 2015 by

The Rhino Charge is an annual off-roading competition in Kenya where racers are required to visit a number of checkpoints while traveling the shortest possible distance across difficult, trackless terrain, where speed is not a necessity although you have to complete the race before 5:30pm. You can see some of our coverage from last year […]

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On A Journey To See Remote Kenya With World Vision

April 2nd, 2015 by

It has been approximately 5 months since I joined the BRCK team, and among some of the things I enjoy most is getting a chance to travel. I get to see what others think of our products and interact with them, listening to what features people would want among, see what works and what doesn’t […]

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The Emperor has no clothes

December 10th, 2014 by

Since I was a child I have heard stories regaled of South Africa. The modernity. The beauty. The ethnic diversity. Even though I remember seeing signs growing up in West Africa that said “Apartheid a bas!” ( English: down with Apartheid), I have always had a positive and idealized view of this great stalwart of […]

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An Nguruman Excursion

August 5th, 2014 by

This weekend Reg, Philip and I took off for the Nguruman Escarpment, which is about a four hour drive outside of Nairobi. Our goal was to field test a BRCK with some friends of ours, Philip and Katy Leakey, who live in a tented camp at the top of the Ngurman escarpment, which is on […]

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