A team from Appalachian State University’s industrial design department won Juicy Idea’s national competition with a bicycle made of used plastic bottles. Ã‚Â With just ten days to develop something that can change the world using only one item commonly thrown away (they were told at the start of the 10 days what object they would have to use).
For a full list of runners up and links to their videos, check the press release here. Ã‚Â Second place, also from a NC college, was a wind turbine made of plastic bottles, and one of the others was something to recover ocean “dead zones” due to fertilizer run off. Ã‚Â These are some pretty spectacular achievements considering a) they’re college teams and b) they only had 10 days to do it, but one of the factors they were judged on were scalability, so I’m guessing that’s what put the bike project on the podium.
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Click photo to enlarge. Ã‚Â Photo Ã‚Â©Asheville Citizen Times…read their story on this here.