Last week we took a hand full of pre-production BRCKs on a road trip deep into Kenya's far reaches to live stream a full solar eclipse at the shores of Lake Turkana. Things didn't go as planned. We started the seven day journey with three motorcycles and a Land Rover Defender. We came back with two motorcycles, a different Defender, a broken hand, a burned out clutch, a burned out alternator, and the miscellaneous assortment of bites, burns, scrapes and bruises that come with days of off road travel in the bush. All of us on the team consider it some of the most challenging adventure we've ever experienced. Oh, and a dust/rain storm blocked out most of the eclipse, so we couldn't stream it.
The good news is that BRCK faired far better than any of us, or our vehicles. In fact, getting the team out of Nairobi, pushing ourselves and BRCK to the edge, has helped us see new areas we still want to improve down the road. Field repairability, something that's hardly discussed in consumer electronics due it's complex nature, is something we are trying to figure out for the future. We also came up with some software features that we're excited to announce and roll out in the coming months.
Jon also put together a quick video showing some of the challenges and beauty we saw along the way.
More to come soon,