Energy & Sustainability
Solar-powered graduation cap


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

4 thoughts on “Solar-powered graduation cap

  1. 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. 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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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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