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BRCK

Described as both a “backup generator for the internet” and as an “an onramp for the Internet of Things” the BRCK is a project developed by the Kenyan based non-profit Ushahidi as an extension to the data gathering and open source mapping efforts they first pioneered during the violence of the Kenyan elections in 2008.

At a core level the 5.5″ x 2.75″ BRCK is designed to provide Internet connectivity in places where power and reliable data cannot always be found or require expensive or difficult to maintain systems. This reliable connection is driven by an on-board battery that can power the device for up to 8 hours (6 months in Sleep Mode) and the ability to switch seamlessly between Ethernet, Wifi, and 3G or 4G mobile phone networks.