In May-June 2008, Goodhart, one of the Instructables regulars and all-around great guy, had to go in for a series of cardiac / pulmonary tests, and subsequently found out he needed a double bypass operation:

[http://www.instructables.com/community/Serious-Notice-guys-n-gals......./ Serious Notice guys n gals concerning me.......]
[http://www.instructables.com/community/When-it-rains-it-pours....../ When it rains, it pours......]
I will try to be back by Friday 6/13/08 or Sat 6/14/08

Having heard him bemoan his inability to get a T-shirt from the newly opened Instructables Store due to medical expenses, we figured we'd buy him one as a get-well gift. A signed one. With custom artwork. And bells and whistles (bells and whistles optional and sold separately ). We even had to go through some shenanigans to figure out his shirt size (size XL, and no capybara...)

This instructable is a record of the Super Secret Collaboration we set up to organize the whole project.

Yes, it's all jumbled out of order. Deal with it.


YEEE-HAWW!!!! (GoodHart got the shirt!)

It's really coming along, thanks people! Keep up the good work!

As ya'll folkses know, we are making a tshirt with member signatures for GoodHart. Just add your signature to this ible, and Adrian Monk, Patrick Pending, and myself, RocketScientist2015, will get it all fixed up and placed on his shirt. If you have a personal message, add it as a comment to your picture. Not yet a collaborator? PM me (RocketScientist2015) your username and I'll add you.
Thanks folks,

Any questions?

PM Adrian Monk, Patrick Pending, or me

No, not patrick pending, patrik with a K.
sorry me man


All credit for this idea goes to Patrik. He's awesome.

and RocketScientist2015 for thinking of a collab :P

-Adrian monk


We need to find out goodhart's t-shirt size without him being suspicious. So I'll post a forum topic posing as a personality test. It will ask what your favorite song is, what color your toothbrush is, your shoe size, shirt size, and the name of your dog if any.

I need your help. I need everyone who sees this except Kiteman, NachoMahma, Killerjackalope and sunbanks to answer the silly questions. Dosen't matter what you answer. Pointless arguing is actually(skate6566 was here) encouraged-it lends credibility and authenticity to the topic. Keith-kid can be in charge of that teehee

Hijacking is welcome, as long as you do it after Goodhart answers the questions.

In case he dosen't respond after a couple days, here's what I was thinking we could do:

Kiteman, can you please post your answer, and if goodhart dosen't post after two days or so, ask, "Hey? Isn't anybody else going to post here?

Sunbanks, Go ahead and post your answers, but when Kiteman posts his question, can you reply "yeah, what about some of the ibles celebs-NachoMahma, Killerjackalope and Goodhart, for example?

Killerjackalope and NachoMahma, that's your cue to post your answers without saying anything else about goodhart.

If he still doesn't answer, I'll get a "chant" going. Just follow my lead.

I'm sorry, I know it's very intricate, but I think it will work if he misses or ignores the thread.

-Adrian monk

sounds good


I can't do the t-shirt image right now, so if someone else can that would be good.

-Adrian monk

I don't know how good it looks, Adrian. But here it is, nonetheless.

That looks awesome, skate6566. For the back, patrick suggested that we do the handand url logo that's at the top, he said Goodhart like that.

Great job!

-Adrian monk

Goodhart is a size XL!!!!!! My plan worked!!! W00t!!!

How's it look, Adrian?

Oh, wow. Nevermind. I just realized that I forgot a lot of people. I wish I could just have like a zip file or something with all of the pictures in them. Darn it!

Looks good...but we still need to incorporate caitlinsdad's cartoon!

-adrian monk


If it's ok with patrik, I think we'll use this, unless you guys think it's really stinky...we gotta get this shirt to him! :)

If we are going to order it, I think they decided on the signatures on the back, the hand/slogan (SHIRT_CLASSIC in the store) on the front, and some text reading "Valued community member" or something.

-Adrian monk


Two definite offers to date (I haven't actually taken any money yet).
Running total $25.
"money must be refunded immediately"

Step 1: Notes for editing

Sorry if I shouldn't be posting this but I just wanted to tell people how I whitened out the backgrounds using Photoshop cs2

Step 1:Open up image in Photoshop.
step 2:Go to "Image" then "Adjustments" then "Brightness/Contrast".
Step 3:Move Brightness up till the background is white.
Step 4:Go to "Image" then "Adjustments" then "Auto Levels", repeat until the text returns back to its original colour.

Step 5:Now "Save as optimized" and upload back onto instructables and post them down in step 2.

This has worked fine for me but if anyone has any improvements to this feel free to change it or add more like gimp and paint.net.

Awww man. I wish I was around Instructables when this was going on! I would have been honored to sign a shirt that goodhart was going to wear! He is cool!<br />
I want to see a picture of GoodHart wearing it! Thanks for adding my signature by the way.<br /> <br /> Also, it's kind of ironic how <em>Good</em><em>hart </em>had to get a heart operation... But now he has a real <em>Good Heart</em>!<br />
Am I too late to add my signature?
Yes, but it's the thought that counts
Aww... Oh well, maybe there will be an other one someday... I don't know if you want to know my signature, but here it is..
Yes, and the thought that you would want to sign means a lot to me
I would want to sign it too,but I found about it too late.
Thanks.....well, I am not going back into the hospital for a repeat performance, that's for sure LOL <br/><br/>I am thinking of ways to remedy this ..<sub>maybe</sub> <br/>
YAY GOODHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:-) That is good that it has some effect on you...
I wish I would have found this at the time. Stay well Goodhart!
So, now that the book is being made and they want some stories behind some of the instructables on this site. I think we need someone to type up the story behind this instructable who has been there since the beginning of the shirt and knows the everything that happened before this instructable to cause it to happen. I think all of the collaborators of this instructable should vote on who writes the story behind it as long as they want to do it.
Ehm that would be... Adrian Monk Patrik Me
So I say we should vote on who does it <br/><br/>We=all colaborators<br/>
i reckon you, kiteman, adrian or rocketscientist is there a way we could do a poll?
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.micropoll.com/">Try micropoll</a><br/>
I was there from the beginning. Everybody always forgets me...
I think I'll stay out of that. Ya'll feel free to write something up, so long as it dosen't mention me in any way...
Ehh well... how bout we just never your name as anything other than Adrian Monk? (I don't want my name that easy to find either)
Mmmmm...how about if you named me as anoynmous? I'd consider anonymous...
Lets just have the whole story written anonymously in 3rd person.
I really like that idea! I hope no one else is offended that they perosnally will not get credit...all infavor?
I mean we on instructables will know who wrote it but those who buy the book won't.
Can I still put my signature in it?
I have a great project underway too.That is enough info about the project.
Woot! We made it into the book people!
What's the page; I can't find it!
The back.. one line..
Aw... I thought my name would be in it.
I was hopping everyone would be in it, but allas no
i know that you have already gotten him one, but why was coolz one of the collaborators, doesn't he do bad things and such?
well, when i was coolz, i really never edited this ible, just put my picture (which is changed now) in the images
can you do another?
awww. this is so cute!
This is a wonderful idea. I think Goodhart really appreciated it. It's nice that someone would do this. I give thanks to all the people who worked on it.<br/><br/><sub>p.s. wish I had found this sooner to get my signature on it...</sub><br/>
Is this still going? If so, Ill send in my Sig!
I Like It but I dont see myself on there. Could somebody point it out or am I blind?
Lol! you said I Like it. That's your username! Ha! Oh, also, I can't seem to find yours either.
LOL I love my name too. And I need my name on there. What do we do?
PM adrian, would be your best bet.
Ok I will
Ok, ok, I edited it, your name is now on there...
My name isn't on there :S
Sorry, that was my fault...<sub>if it's any consolation, mine isn't on there either! :D</sub><br/>
really? It was? I ABSOLOUTLY H8 YOU!!! Jk lol. It's okay though. I wonder why I just noticed this comment. I was looking through the comments I had recieved and I'm like "WTF? I don't remember this"
You were a bit late with your signature
Oh... darn...
Yay thanks =)<br/>
Is it too late to sign here?

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