Category Archives: Video

One year later, a look at our first Kio Kit customers

November 11th, 2016 by

The first Kio Kit customers Last year when we launched our ruggedised Kio Kit, what followed was a ton of interested buyers. It gave us both huge hope and nerves that our product was going to schools. Prior to launch, we had piloted the Kio Kit in some schools and that gave us a lot […]

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“Made in Kenya” the 2015 Samburu Expedition

December 11th, 2015 by

This morning finds us on the road north of Nairobi, heading to Samburu country in northern Kenya. [Actually, it finds us delayed by 2 hours as we troubleshoot a bit of the new education software, but that’s besides the point!] Each year we do an expedition, last year we did a trip to Uganda testing […]

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BRCK Nile Expedition Redux

December 19th, 2014 by

With all the hubbub about the team’s epic three week dash to South Africa and back, some may have forgotten that only a month and a half ago, the other half of the team were cruising Lake Victoria and the Nile in Uganda. The video edit is done, though, so we’re bringing it back! We started […]

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November 24th, 2014 by

It’s funny what causes one to get excited. For some it is the smell of something new. For others the satisfaction of helping someone out. For me, it is the magic of seeing something that we designed come together into a product that is more than the sum of its parts. In the very early […]

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Expedition 2014 – Exploring Edtech on the Water

November 1st, 2014 by

It’s that time of year in Kenya again – the “short rains” are coming, there’s a slight chill in the air, and every now and then, the sky opens up for a brief deluge of water. It’s hard to avoid getting wet during the rainy season here, something we’ve designed the BRCK to handle (in […]

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BRCK How To: Tear Down

September 18th, 2014 by

So, you want to hack your BRCK, eh? Good for you! There are all sorts of goodies inside that you can use to do everything from monitor remote sensors to boil water (with a couple infinite loops thrown in your code, of course). If you want to take your BRCK apart, just be aware of […]

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BRCK How To: Registration

August 22nd, 2014 by

Welcome to a new series of videos called BRCK: How To’s! We’re kicking things off with a step-by-step walkthrough of the first thing you’ll want to do when you get your BRCK: register it. Learn everything from what the lights mean to how to handle some commonly encountered issues. Enjoy, and see below for a […]

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Problems, Perseverance, and Patience

May 15th, 2014 by

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 early days of BRCK thinking that it would be easy to build an amazing hardware device in Kenya. We couldn’t have been. We aren’t rookies. This isn’t our first rodeo […]

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Turkana, Texas, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep

March 7th, 2014 by

Since we last updated you a month ago, a lot of great things have been happening. Reg and Erik are on their way to Austin, speaking at SXSW on Friday. If you’re in town, do come by and talk to us. We’ll have some BRCKs with us and will show you how it’s going. You […]

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What do we mean by “Designed in Kenya”?

January 28th, 2014 by

The BRCK is designed and developed here in Nairobi, Kenya. As you might expect, this is a very different experience than doing it in China, US or EU. While creating physical products is always hard. Doing it in Africa is harder. This is due to the difficulties around rapid prototyping, shipping costs and accessibility of […]

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