How to Get a Tshirt for GoodHart




About: Holy cow, celebrating over seven years with this website. Formerly known as RocketScientist2015.


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:

[ Serious Notice guys n gals concerning me.......]
[ 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


Step 2: Post Your Signatures Here

Post signatures, and notes here. If you can, use PhotoShop, GIMP, MS Paint or whatever you can to make the background 100% white or clear. If you can't that's fine, somebody will get around to doing it.

32 to date, Well done everyone!

Step 3: Post Your Signatures Here

More signatures

I don't know which one to choose, with or without the bomb


go with the bomb



It was too late to change it anyway


Step 4: Fundage.

Okay guys. It looks like we're really coming along. I was browsing through the comments, and it looks like Adrian said we need about 31 DOLORES AMERICANOS. If you can donate even a buck, PM Kiteman. It's all going to his PayPal.

Anyway, here's the idea of mine:

Kiteman. I need you. We all need you. Below is a very accurate drawing of a thermometer which instead of measuring the current temperature tracks the amount of money we have toward OPERATION: GOODHART'S TSHIRT. All you need to do is color it in when we reach each of the marks. When we hit the top, we have enough money to ship Goodhart a t-shirt.

I'm counting on you.



Step 5: Is This Acceptable? (Added by Kiteman)

I uploaded Adrian's "final image" and made this design.

The signatures are as large as they will go, and it has a visible white background.

Adrian - you have the original files, can you make the image larger and re-post it?

Or are people happy with it as it is?

Is the text OK?

Or do you want it smaller?

Or a different font?

Let me know, ASAP, chaps and chapesses.


make the shirt bigger

Step 6: Final Image-most People Seem to Like It-Adrian Monk

Here is the final image for the shirt:

EDIT I have made it four times as big.

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I want to see a picture of GoodHart wearing it! Thanks for adding my signature by the way.

    Also, it's kind of ironic how Goodhart had to get a heart operation... But now he has a real Good Heart!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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..


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks.....well, I am not going back into the hospital for a repeat performance, that's for sure LOL

    I am thinking of ways to remedy this ..maybe

    YAY GOODHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    8 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i reckon you, kiteman, adrian or rocketscientist is there a way we could do a poll?

    Lithium RainKentsOkay

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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...

    KentsOkayLithium Rain

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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)