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Mt. Kenya – Summary

Well after a number of targeted posts I want to give an overall summary of our trip. We arrived at Old Moses gate of Mt Kenya last Saturday only to find that the the Kenya Wildlife Service is in the middle of paving the road so we were not allowed to drive on it. This meant…
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Mt Kenya – The Summit and Back

Mt. Kenya – the Summit and Back – by Paul Birkelo This is the third BRCK expedition I’ve had the privilege to participate in. As one of only two or three people on the now ~50 strong BRCK team who didn’t grow up in Kenya, I’m routinely amazed at the opportunities they’ve given me to…
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picoBRCK vs. Mountain, Round 1 – Killah Alucho

I can barely move my legs anymore right now. I guess I deserve all of it for choosing to climb Mt. Kenya without any training in the days leading up. Instead, we were spending late nights at the lab coding and building two picoBRCKs that we took with us up the mountain. Despite not feeling…
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120 hours

The last 120 hours have been an incredibly intense time. We saw beautiful vistas of Kenya from 17000ft, we hiked under a silent canopy at stars in the middle of the night and we ran the picoBRCKs through all sorts of real life IOT situations. Over the next few days the Mt Kenya BRCK team…
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BRCK Expedition 2016 – Mt Kenya: Update

It has been three days since our team set off for Mt Kenya and so far the climb has gone well! The weather station, through the PicoBRCK has been sending back data, which you can view here and you also follow the team’s progress up the mountain via GPS. We will leave the equipment there…
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Mt Kenya in 36 hours

Our very sweet new office has the statement “you can do hard things” stenciled onto one of the brick walls. And the last week has been a testament to that across the entire staff.  The software team has done some absolutely incredible stuff with the BRCKOS on the SupaBRCK prototypes.  The KioKit team has been…
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New Office

When BRCK started out, it was just four of us in 2013.  At the beginning of the year (2015) we had nine people so we did not take up much space.  Ushahidi were gracious enough to share their office space with us as we continued to grow. With time, the BRCK team grew to almost…
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Hacking away at Mozfest 2015

The internet, to me is the most amazing invention of all time. It takes interaction and sharing of ideas to a whole new level breaking every barrier previously known to man. In appreciation of this every year Mozilla gathers makers, designers, builders, coders and creative folks to come into one innovation garage. This allows individuals…
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