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Shameless self promotion Answered

I'm not sure why I waited so long to post about this but something pretty cool happened to me because of my last contest entry. I entered mySolar Thermally Pumped Hydroponic System in the "keep the bottle" contest. For some reason I didn't win ;-), however, shortly after the contest I received a PM. The PM was from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, they were putting on a conference on Ecological Urbanism and they wanted my project to go on display for six weeks. I, of course, was honored and after negotiating an enormous fee (j/k) I shipped the project up to them.
Recently while looking for some more info on the subject I stumbled across their Flickr Pool and two photos of my project.

I have to say, it's almost fantastic that a project, composed primarily of empty soda bottles could go from my backyard to the halls of Harvard.

And, obviously, this would never have happened if Instructables didn't exist, so my heartfelt appreciation to Eric and the fine people behind the scenes of the website.

So without further ado, the pictures.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Sweet. (Shame that the intelligent people at Harvard don't know how to rotate an image.)

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

LOL, that is weird...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

odd thing, it's okay on flickr, it's okay on my computer, it's not okay on instructables ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Definitely odd...

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sev17
sev17

Reply 11 years ago

it's demented

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. Woot!
.
. As for your title, I'm reminded of what Walter Brennan used to say on an old TV show - "No brag. Just fact." IMNSHO, you have every right to feel proud. Enjoy your 15 minutes. ;)
. Plus, it's good promotion for Ibles when a member gets to be "famous." (I hope they mentioned Ibles in the display. Can't tell from the pics.)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

11 years ago

That's awesome! I'm glad you got some recognition from it.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

They seem to have put your display right above the trash can...

Congrats, that is pretty cool. Do you get an honorary degree from them or at least a certificate that your stuff actually went to Harvard?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

11 years ago

Congrats!

Dear diary, today I got a PM. Little did I know that its contents would.....

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Honus
Honus

11 years ago

Very cool and congratulations!

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ll.13
ll.13

11 years ago

Congratulations!!