Manufacturing

2016: The Year at BRCK

2016 proved to be a busy year at BRCK, after we announced our funding round. We started off by getting into our new office, upgrading from the small room we’d used for the previous two years. There was a blur of events, with some of us speaking at WEF, TED, ITU, and many others. A…
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Creating World Class Hardware in Kenya

I mentioned BRCK’s “You can do hard things” slogan at the beginning of the Mt Kenya posts.  And it has come up a number of times in other BRCK posts as well. I am going to do my best to relate some of the unique difficulties that we faced over the last few months on…
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Announcement: Collaboration with Kenyatta University for Digital Literacy

With the recently announced learning division of BRCK Inc led by Nivi Mukherjee, comes this exciting news about a major agreement signed between BRCK Inc and the venerable Kenyatta University. Do see the announcement on the Kenyatta University website too. Kenyatta University, BRCK sign digital literacy MoU Nairobi, 7 August 2015 –Kenyatta University, a leading…
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BRCK at Maker Faire Africa: From Prototype to Production

We’ve been excited to show up at Maker Faire Africa (old site) in Johannesburg for quite a few months, so actually being there yesterday was a big deal for us. Especially as we had driven 4,400km to be here and it was our primary goal for the journey. The BRCK table certainly drew our fair…
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Shipping BRCKs!

“Shipping BRCKs”, if you say that title out loud, and quickly enough, you’ll know how we feel just about now… 🙂 First shipments: July 17th That date above is the most important thing that everyone wants to know. Next week we’ll test the BRCK production line, and ship out the first batch of devices. Finally….
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Problems, Perseverance, and Patience

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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