An engineering student graduating from FIU had a pretty cool idea for his cap but the Police weren't too excited about it.
Instead of the basic quotes Can Cevik set up his grad cap with a miniature electronic display board representing his graduating class.
The Arduino Uno is an open-source micro-controller board that is powered by a 9 volt battery, displaying the message “FIU 2019.”
Cevik posted about it on his Instagram saying a police officer spotted the cap while graduates were checking in, so he never went inside the ceremony with the cap. Police called the bomb squad and destroyed the cap, giving Cevik a new one.
The student apologized on Instagram showing us the now destroyed micro board saying he meant no harm to anyone at the graduation ceremony and appreciated the work police have done to ensure everyone’s safety.