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A new shirt

After years of just the Robot being the only Instructables shirt, we decided to make a small batch of a new design. It's simple and straightforward and, for me at least, sums up the experience of sharing project ideas. Right now they're only available in the store here. If people like them we may make more. What do you think?

Picture of A new shirt
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I have no idea where to put this, but I just got a surprise instructables.com mug from my husband for Valentines Day. :) I liked it when I first saw it. It sits in a place of honor on my desk. When I can I will get both tee shirts. Totally new to the instructables site.
fungus amungus (author)  newgreatgramma2 years ago
Nice! Welcome to the site
canucksgirl2 years ago
Nice. I like it. :)
Actually I do too. I tend to get "worded" t-shirts of late more so then visual only ones, as those around me have difficulties translating visuals but the wording...now that they can REALLY understand (or in the case of most of my other shirts, MISunderstand LOL ).
I agree. T-shirts with graphics only, tend to get passed over visually, but something with words on it always get a second glance, (whether they are understood or not). :)
My two current favs: One with words only: There are 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary, and those that don't.

AND, this one:
Aspie.jpg
I agree on both. ;)
max_fraser2 years ago
amazing shirt! great deal at 12 dollars, but as i checked out, shipping was 25! great idea, but it would cost me 12 dollars to ship a shirt to peru..
fungus amungus (author)  max_fraser2 years ago
Two things:
- yes, international shipping is ridiculous
- I'm surprised you were able to add that. The store is only supposed to accept US and Canadian addresses

Due to legal issues we can only receive taxes for, and ship to, US and Canada right now. It's all terribly complicated why so I'll just repeat that it's "legal issues."

Sorry about that
i live in ottawa canada, peru was a ridiculous example haha, it was just shocking for shipping to canada to be 25 dollars.
fungus amungus (author)  max_fraser2 years ago
That's not right. Let me check that out
fungus amungus (author)  fungus amungus2 years ago
Fixed. Shipping for Canada now has Priority Mail and Parcel Post options.
You could consider selling some to a private individual in the US, and then that private individual sells them on Ebay, or you could sell an individual the commercial rights to use the images on something like CafePress or Spreadshirt.

fungus amungus (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
We'd have to have a lot more demand for it to justify those actions.
I like it. I also like the robot Tee.

I may buy one of the new ones and sew a robot patch to the sleeve. That would be wicked.
caitlinsdad2 years ago
Eric > Christy > Kiteman > and Shemp
Hi, are you Shemp? ;-) LOL
iproberry12 years ago
cool shirt!
Goodhart2 years ago
yes, although I might prefer: Erudition * Actualize * Moiety (divide i.e. share)
fungus amungus (author)  Goodhart2 years ago
So... read a lot of books, make it real, and then cut it in half?
I hope you know I was just joshing.....being facetious again :-)
Yeah, half for you and half for me.....sharing :-)
vicvelcro2 years ago
learn · make · share (front)
www.instructables.com (back)
robot image 4 colors (left sleeve)
hand 2 colors (right sleeve)

perhaps?
Прикольно. Хочу такую. Обязательно закажу.
sam2 years ago
I really like how clean the design is.

Has the "hand" logo completely disappeared from instructables now? (I've not visited for a while, but back in the beginning I was given one of the white shirts with the "hand" logo on it in orange)
freeza36 sam2 years ago
yeah I remember the hand. I would give to a=have a shirt with that on it
fungus amungus (author)  sam2 years ago
Thanks. As for the hand logo that was a looooong time ago. Been years since we made those.
fungus amungus (author) 2 years ago
OK, some good feedback. First of all, these shirts were already made so we'll have to go through them first before we think about some different approaches to it. But I'd like to answer a couple things.

Where's the robot!?
He's safe and sound, don't worry. We have no plans to get rid of him.

So why isn't he on there?
When we were making this shirt we had a set budget for trying out a new batch. Since every color added to the shirt increased the cost we could only do so much. 

The robot image uses 5 colors (sometimes 6). That would've meant 2 or 3 more colors (since white and gray are already there), depending on whether you wanted to have the black color in there as well.

Despite that, I felt that with the text, the name, and the robot, it was already beginning to be a bit too much happening and would've preferred that the robot be moved elsewhere. My choice would've been the sleeve. If there or if it was on the back that would've been 4 or 5 more colors.

Can he be a prize?
If you win a contest, you can choose this as your shirt option. It'll be a "secret menu" thing for now. We'd need to make more to make it a more public option.
I understand about cost and colours, so why not have a line drawn robot in white or grey. You could even do him as a developmental sketch with construction lines to give more reason for him not being coloured in.
fungus amungus (author)  lizzyastro2 years ago
I did play around with a silhouette, but it just looked unfinished.

I like the sketch idea and have some similar stuff that was in the works, but it wasn't looking good enough to get it done before the deadline.

For playing around with the look of the robot, I'd prefer to have that be another shirt entirely so that there weren't too many new things happening in one shirt. It would really need to be the main focus of it.

After years of one shirt, I'd like to see a few more designs. There's room for both.
That second idea is brilliant, bump!
+lots

I like it. But then, I like the Robot too... One point to consider is that this website has so much more to offer than "just" electronic type stuff. I like Arduino stuff as much as anyone, the new shirt really does express the spirit of the site.
Now, if the Robot was munching a bacon cupcake while assembling his werewolf costume on his custom workbench.....
Yeah this would be fun, or possibly an exploded view, with many of the other things done on Instructables as internal workings of the Robot.
seamster2 years ago
I like it. It is very clean and sharp.
B3rker seamster2 years ago
Agree, I really like the t-shirt because it true and simple,
Everything we do here on instructables told in 3 words.
It's not very distinctive. Needs more colour! Come back robot :'(
ilpug2 years ago
I like the idea of the "keywords" type thing on there, but I like the original designs better. These words could go on the back though, for sure.
The robot is an icon. It has sentimental value. He will feel so rejected. I miss him already!
+1
dombeef Kiteman2 years ago
+2

They should at least put him at the back of the tshirt.
+3

Yes please... the robot ... anywhere visible
+4
Kiteman dombeef2 years ago
Oh, that's a good idea!
lizzyastro2 years ago
Robot definitely needs to be on there somewhere. It looks too plain without him.
Gr82cre82 years ago
I want that weird little robot. Are you gonna put '.com' on the shirt, too?
Lindie2 years ago
I like it. I'd like it even better with a little yellow instructables robot placed centered below the red instructables word. That would really work!
Kiteman Lindie2 years ago
What about at the very right, under the "...es" of Instructables, to maintain the visual flow?
Lindie Kiteman2 years ago
No. I think centered under instructables is more interesting. The black shirt is great and choice of writing olors works
well. Now we just need that little yellow robot! It's sort of like having a cake without the icing!
Agree with Lindie.
BTW. Attention! "Save the Robot" meeting Ontario Chapter meets in 5 minutes ;0)
Oh, no. I missed the meeting! :-)
Kiteman Lindie2 years ago
Dang, got my time zones mixed up - sorry guys!
I agree.
Mr.Sanchez2 years ago
what about this ones on the instructables prize pack...?Pleeease !!
karlpinturr2 years ago
What, no robot at all!?

Not on the back?

Or even making up the 'h' of share..?

:-(
Turning the h into a miniaturized robot?

 Brilliant!

"Maintain the Mascot!" That's what I've always said. ;-)
Kiteman2 years ago
I can't really tell from the photo. I'd have to see one for real to be able to form an opinion...

;-)

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