100R

about us

rabbits

Rek is a writer and illustrator, Devine is a programmer and musician, together we operate the Hundred Rabbits research lab, aboard pino, where we do experiments on resilience and self-reliance through low-tech solutions.

Our focus is on exploring and documenting alternative ways to store power and minimum viable solutions for technological tooling. Read more about our philosophy and mission, or visit the other version of our website using the Gemini protocol.

See our floating studio's press appearances, and have a look at our onboard library. For monthly updates on our projects, see log.

why

From 2012 to 2014, we lived in Japan. Rekka was working in an animation studio, and Devine, in a software company. On weekends and evenings, we worked on our first two games: hiversaires & oquonie. Originally from Québec, we were traveling back and forth between Canada and Japan often. We wanted to exit the wasteful loop of aquiring the necessities of life each time our lives were uprooted.

We had heard of people living on sailboats but neither of us had even stepped foot on one, nevertheless, we soon found ourselves watching the videos of David Wellsford, Teresa Carey and Nike Steiger, and became obssessed with the idea. Lack of experience aside, we thought that traveling was a good catalyst for learning new languages, for developing an interest in foreign cultures and ultimately for building empathy, curiosity, and creativity.

In January 2016, we left the cold of Montréal and moved west to british columbia, where we purchased pino. Our curiosity soon led us to make our first trip out to sea, which escalated into a circumnagivation of the Pacific Ocean.

Our life at sea changed how we work, and how we think. The information we share on this website and in our videos is a living document covering of the things we learned, and is subject to change. We neither know nor think that we know.

A boat, for all its complexity, is in fact a version of simplicity, but of a satisfyingly complex kind. - Adam Nicolson

where

Since 2016, we have sailed from Canada, the us west coast, down to mexico, over to french polynesia, cook islands, niue, tonga, new zealand, fiji, The marshall islands, all the way to japan and then back again to british columbia.

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website

This wiki is statically generated from a small C89 program, the sources are available here, if you find a typo, a broken link or have a code specific question, feel free to open an issue.

setup

We carry many devices onboard, some for everyday tasks, while others are reserved for low-power situations:

Main work stations:

Low-power work stations:

documenting

Videos. Between 2016 and 2020, we filmed our travels. We filmed regularly, but kept many experiences to ourselves, wishing to be present during worthwhile moments instead of hiding behind a lens. At the end of each month, we would watch our footage and write a summary of that month's events. We planned the monthly videos ahead, and we would gather footage based on what we needed. While one was busy recording the narration, the other would write music. We had our respective tasks when it came time to edit, but both of us took part in the filming.

In rough weather, we prioritized our own safety above all, and so we rarely had footage of rough seas.

Video editing gear, and software:

Wiki. In April 2021, this website was converted into a wiki. This type of website is a kind of archive and mirror of everything that we have done, and that we have learnt. It's a living document that outlines where we've been, and a tool that advises where we could go. You can download a copy of the entire website content and sources as a .zip.

license

The license applies to all the documented projects, the projects themselves and their assets. The source code of this website and our apps are under the MIT License, but the assets and text content of this website and of our apps are under the BY-NC-SA4.0 License. We are happy to pass knowledge, and that others can learn from our projects, improve on them, or make them into something else that is useful, but please, do not try to sell our projects as is under a different name. Doing so is very lazy, and disrespectful to us.

DO NOT resell or mint our work.

You can find our more recent projects on Sourcehut.

contribute

You can find the source files to all of our projects over on our SourceHut page.