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This silly fella (in a good way) turned his mortarboard into a diorama of renewable energy, with a solar panel, a windmill, and a sun that rises and sets (waves) via his cellphone.

Green Graduation Cap

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. pockyrevolution says:

    Hey! Cap maker here. If you saw me at Maker Faire 09 on Sunday, and got a picture, please send me a copy! pocky at Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    For my graduation cap I removed the board from the cap, put a thin motor in under it, and had a line with a switch and battery run down my gown so I could switch it on and off. A spinning cap while the principle says her peace was pretty sweet.

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