Mosfet Girl

by Open Music Labs

A shirt to honor the heart of all those little ones and zeros that make our world go!

$2,320 raised

of $1,800 goal

128% Funded!

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$25

Black / White

Classic black short sleeve shirt with a white Mosfet girl design. Be sure to choose your size and style preference!


$25

Black / White - Youth

YOUTH SIZING. Classic black short sleeve shirt with a white Mosfet girl design. Be sure to choose your size!


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Blue / Yellow

Bold yellow design on a royal blue short sleeve shirt. Be sure to choose your size and style preference!


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Blue / Yellow - Youth

YOUTH SIZING. Bold yellow design on a royal blue short sleeve shirt. Be sure to choose your size!


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Lilac / Dark Blue

Soft lilac short sleeve shirt with a dark blue design. Be sure to choose your size and style preference!


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Pink / Dark Blue - Youth

YOUTH SIZING. Pink short sleeve shirt with a dark blue design. Be sure to choose your size!


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Yellow / Teal

Bright teal design on a wacky yellow short sleeve shirt. Be sure to choose your size and style preference!


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Neon Yellow / Teal - Youth

YOUTH SIZING. Bright teal design on a wacky neon yellow short sleeve shirt. Be sure to choose your size!

Details

Recent Updates


Wear her heart on your sleeve.

Mosfet girl shirt in Lilac, front and back.

Why should BJTs get all the credit?

This is the question Ladyada (a.k.a., Limor Fried of Adafruit) asked me (as a guest of Open Music Labs) back in 2003. Horowitz and Hill had introduced the world to Transistor Man, and we made shirts for our friends with him on the front and the 741 op-amp guts on the back. “Thanks Transistor man!”

The original designs for the Transistor man shirt.

But where are the thanks for Mosfet girl? There are far more MOSFETs in the world compared to BJTs. Trillions of Mosfet girls worldwide keep our processors running by maintaining their drain current with respect to the gate voltage. Where’s her shirt?

That’s a nice shirt!

Thanks, we think so! If you do too, you have options to choose from. We’re offering three shirt styles - Unisex, Women’s, and Youth - in a range of sizes and colors. Check out the color combinations below and use the sizing charts below to see what fits you best.

These colors are available for all sizes - Unisex, Women’s, and Youth:
Black shirt with white ink; Blue shirt with yellow ink.

These colors are only available for Women’s and Unisex sizes:
Lilac shirt with Dark Blue ink; Yellow shirt with Teal ink.

These colors are only available for Youth sizes:
Pink shirt with Dark Blue ink; Neon Yellow shirt with Teal ink.

YOUTH JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE TEE

The Bella+Canvas 3001Y tee fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a crew neck, short sleeves, and combed ring-spun cotton.

SML
Boys6-810-1214-16
Girls6-810-1214-16

Chart above features size comparisons, not measurements.

WOMEN’S SHORT SLEEVE TEE

This popular style is made with 100% Airlume combed ring-spun cotton and features a longer body length and short sleeves. The Bella+Canvas 6004 has a feminine fit and a crew neck.

Point of Measurement (inches)SMLXL2XL
Chest1616 3/417 3/418 3/419 3/4
Body Length from HPS26 1/426 3/427 3/82828 5/8

UNISEX JERSEY TEE

This classic style is made with 100% Airlume combed ring-spun cotton and features a longer body length and short sleeves. The Bella+Canvas 3001 unisex has shoulder taping and a crew neck.

Point of Measurement (inches)XSSMLXL2XL
Chest16 1/21820222426
Body Length From HPS272829303132

We’re using a local, high-quality printer (Pacific North Press) in Portland, Oregon.

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Back detail:

Supporting local non-profit ChickTech

One of the main goals of the Mosfet girl shirt is to raise awareness of the awesome women who are essential to making our tech go, and to encourage girls to get involved in the next generation of electrical discoveries. To this end, a percentage from every Mosfet girl shirt sale in this campaign will go to ChickTech to support their mission to “engage women, girls, and non-binary individuals of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all”. Any donations made through this campaign (via the ‘Support ChickTech’ pledge) will also be donated to ChickTech.

And, as is true with every Open Music Labs venture, after the campaign finishes, the work will be made available for anyone to use for private or commercial ventures. We just want to see Mosfet girl out in the world. To this end, the shirts are being sold at cost, and neither Open Music Labs nor Adafruit will receive any money from this campaign.

Why Mosfet and not MOSFET?

Good question! MOSFET is an acronym for Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor, which describes a little bit about how the transistors are made, and how they work. But, in this case, Mosfet is a person’s name, so just the first letter is capitalized. Also, stylistically, the all-caps MOSFET would stick out like a sore thumb on the back.

What’s up with the work-dress and clipboard?

In keeping with the Transistor man parallel (milkman outfit and letter), we wanted a bit of an anachronistic 1940s feel. We tried to envision her as someone who joined the workforce during WWII, akin to Rosie the Riveter, another symbol of female empowerment.

Why Mosfet girl and not woman?

This was a difficult decision, and came down to three reasons:

  1. One of the main goals is to appeal to the younger generation, so they can see a place for themselves in electrical engineering and computer science.
  2. This is the original name as Ada conceived it, so it sort of just stuck.
  3. Girl was preferred over woman by the female engineers we asked.

Thanks

This project would not have been possible without the ideas, suggestions, and encouragement of Ada and W0z (Amanda Wozniak), and I am grateful to both of them for their support.

Shipping & Fulfillment

The shirts will be shipped to backers using Crowd Supply’s fulfillment service, so parcels will be shipped to backers from their warehouse in the USA. Delivery within the US is free. Delivery outside the US will incur a surcharge during checkout. For more information, please see Crowd Supply’s guide on ordering, paying, and shipping.

Risks & Challenges

We’ve already lined up the printer, and will place our order when the campaign is over. The exact size and position of the design on the shirt may change depending on printing capacities.

Funding ends on Feb 28, 2020 at 03:59 PM PST (11:59 PM UTC)


Credits

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Open Music Labs

Analog and digital techniques - tools for musicians, composers, and tinkerers.


Open Music Lab Logo

Open Music Labs


Pacific North Press

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