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This pumpkin certainly is orange green. This is a great instructable that uses an old solar light to make a safe, environmentally friendly, light-up pumpkin. If you want to be really green, make sure to make a pumpkin pie from the ‘guts’ and compost the jack-o-lantern when you’re done.

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Solar Powered Jack-O-Lantern

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. Greg Schoppe says:

    ummm, you don’t make pumpkin pie out of the guts… you make it out of the meat, which is what you leave in a jack-o-lantern… sorry, but you compost the guts and bake the seeds… also, pumpkin pie should be made with pie pumpkins, which are smaller than carving pumpkins, and are much tastier and less stringy.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      Ooops, I guess I should have researched pie making. ;)