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BRCK - your backup generator for the internet

A project in Nairobi, Kenya by Ushahidi
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The easiest, most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you don't have electricity
Backers: 1078
Average Pledge Per Backer: $160

Funded: $172,107 of $125,000
Dates: May 5th -> Jun 4th (30 days)
Project By: Ushahidi
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Latest News

The Beginning of Many Thanks

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, thank you, thank you. With two hours to go, we have 1056 supporters showing their support with $167,291. We are humbled, we are honored, we are moved. Honestly, you all are just the best. This is just the beginning of many rounds of... (Read More)

Calling all serious BRCK adventurers!

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
As we head into the final few hours of our Kickstarter campaign we're blown away by the number of people who have taken advantage of the great Savannah Edition package offering. It's a great package: In addition to the BRCK you also receive two of... (Read More)

A Surprise Reward for our $300+ backers!

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
It’s the final day of the BRCK Kickstarter, and we’ve been working on a cool surprise reward for the last couple weeks, trying to get it organized in time. Sandstorm is a legendary canvas and leather bag company in Kenya, they design and... (Read More)

48 hours to go!

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, this has been a wild ride.With just 48 hours to go, we have 948 backers and $148,945 contributed. Huge! Your support has made all the difference, we are humbled. We have greatly appreciated everyone's comments as well, it has helped inform our... (Read More)

The #NoNet Campaign

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi there supporters,  After the power outages through Nairobi this week, the cable internet provider in San Francisco went down, and the umpteenth time someone said “wish I had a BRCK!” we came up with an idea.  We are running a social media... (Read More)

Open Announcement

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
In the most important ways the BRCK is an open device: we'll release schematics and give users code-level access with a documented API and SDK so that developers and makers can add in hardware, hack in new features, and write apps and plug-ins for... (Read More)

Talking Hardware in the Dark

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Backers, Today we hosted a Google Hangout livestream with the BRCK technical team. We dove into the hackability, openness, and technical details of BRCK; talked a little about BRCK Cloud, and answered some great quetions from the community. The... (Read More)

Ushahidi’s BRCK reaches and surpasses its Kickstarter goal

May 28th - via: ventureburn.com
The Ushahidi initiative that hopes to connect users the internet no matter where you are and without electricity has done it: the project has raised more than US$125 000 on Kickstarter. BRCK which is described as “the easiest, most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you don’t have electricity,” reached and surpassed its goal last night. (Read More)

WE DID IT!

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
WE DID IT!  Contributors, friends, community thank you for all your support and getting us across our goal. This is huge and it was all of your retweets, blog posts, and vocal support that got us here.  At 10:40am PST, we crossed our $125,000 mark... (Read More)

BRCK Unleashed

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
True Software Convergence for your Hardware Projects It's one thing to talk about the Internet of things, but doesn't mean much if it's not accessible. We also believe that you should be able to replicate and expand the scope of your project with out... (Read More)

Deep Dive into the BRCK as an on-ramp for the Internet of Things

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey there BRCK supporters and friends, We have mostly been talking about the BRCK as your backup generator for the Internet. But as we have also mentioned, there is a second super cool aspect of the BRCK - it is an onramp for the Internet of Things.... (Read More)

Broken Photos

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, As you all know, the photo links have been broken in all our updates. The kickstarter update system is a bit funny. Here are the photos, they should now work. Apologies! Update 3 "Arduino Yun": Update 2 "Ushahidi Batcave": Update 2... (Read More)

Race to the Finish!

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi community!  We are starting a "race to the finish" today, and would love your help! We have less the $20,000 to go to hit our mark, let's make this happen! We would love your help to get us across the finish line. Please share this, post it,... (Read More)

BRCK at Work

May 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Supporters! The Ushahidi team spends a lot of time on conference calls. It’s what you do what you have a team spread across seven time zones. Every Monday the whole team gets on a call, but today, as is often the case, the net was down in... (Read More)

4 Kickstarter Projects That Could Change the Way You Live

May 15th - via: businessbee.com
If you are looking for a great new gadget to invest in, we’ve found some of the best Kickstarter technology projects around. The four we’re featuring all have one thing in common; they use technology to make our lives easier ... (Read More)

What a Week One!

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
May 14th, 2013 Hi BRCK supporters! Wow, it has been an incredible first week, we are truly thankful for all of you that have supported us and helped to spread the word. We are about 66% of the way to our goal with 20 days to go. That’s with 570... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: BRCK

May 10th - via: pcmag.com
Imagine a MiFi mobile hotspot that's as tough as a brick and has multiple options for connecting to the Internet. You've just pictured the BRCK, which hails from the Nairobi, Kenya-based company Ushahidi, originally formed to map reports of post-election violence in Kenya in 2008. (Read More)

BRCK: Ushahidi’s Kickstarter project designed to fix Africa’s internet issues

May 7th - via: ventureburn.com
Leave it to the Kenyans to figure out a way to connect to the internet no matter where you are and without electricity. Currently attempting to raise a whooping US$125 000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, BRCK is an Ushahidi initiative that hopes to solve internet connectivity issues in remote areas. (Read More)

Kenya’s BRCK gets Kickstarter revved

May 6th - via: techcentral.co.za
A new Kickstarter project from a team of Kenyans wanting to build a piece of communications hardware called BRCK has attracted more than 150 backers in its first two days, with funders contributing more than US$22 000 towards a goal of $125 000. (Read More)

Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK

May 5th - via: allthingsd.com
Ushahidi, the non-profit tech company best known for disaster mapping, is branching out into hardware. The Nairobi-based organization just launched a Kickstarter campaign today for the BRCK, described as “a backup generator for the Internet.” (Read More)

Kickstarter for BRCK, connect to the internet without electricity, goes live

May 5th - via: t3.com
The gadget, which sells itself as the "most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you don't have electricity," has just launched its Kickstarter project to help fund manufacturing costs. (Read More)

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