October 11, 2013 AT 7:26 am

BRCK – the backup generator for the internet, prototyped with sugru!

As anyone who has worked away from wired urban areas will know, it can be hard to get connected and stay online. And yet the equipment used to get online in say Kenya, India or the rest of the developing world is the same as you’d use in London or New York, even though the conditions are totally different.

BRCK

This is what motivated the team at Ushahidi in Nairobi to solve that problem for the world they live in – Africa. The BRCK is a physically robust, back up generator for the internet and was successfully funded through Kickstarter over the summer.

We loved the project so we got in touch with them to say so. Their reply was awesome.

sugru used in BRCK prototype

Erik, from the team, said “I can’t tell you how much we love sugru. We had a joke during the early prototyping that BRCK was a connectivity device made entirely out of love, kapton tape, and sugru! We’ve used it in every prototype for little fixes to 3D prints that arrived chipped, adjustments, mounts and making whole buttons.”

Now how cool is that?! Check out their Kickstarter page for loads more on the project.

sugru reparing BRCK 3d print mould

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