Spring is here - SteemWhale.io just came out of hibernation!

in steemwhale •  2 months ago 

Last year I hooked an art project I helped create onto the Steem Blockchain and with the spring on the northern hemisphere the whale is back sprouting!

The SteemWhale is a life sized (60 feet - 18 meters) sperm whale which sprays its sprout when you donate some steem (all proceeds go to an ocean related good cause - tbd when steem moons again :D) to it during it's CET daytime operating hours.

In return you will see the fountain spray for you on the livestream (20 second delay approx) and you will receive a gif imgur link with your username and recording from the stream as a thank you. (please note today seems quite foggy).

Here is my latest gif(t) from the Steemwhale, which I generated yesterday by donating 1 Steem!

Around november last year, right after SteemFest actually, the whale went into hibernation, for it's wintersleep. This was used for reviving internals and also the machinery and computer powering this all.

Now with official spring solstice, the whale has come back to sprout and is ready for your donations once again.

Steemwhale spring updates

Hardware updates: we have added a nightly reboot to the router so it should reset every night, making longer outages a thing of the past. Additionally internals have been revised, as those 8 bars of pressure resulting in the 8 meter high spray gazillion times a day took its toll on the cannisters and valves.

Software spring cleaning also happened: I've upgraded the SteemWhale.io website by adding:

Pay for a spray?

The Steem Whale operates between 09:30 and 21:30 (CEST). As days get shorter the whale will go into sleepmode once dusk has set. Just check the website https://steemwhale.io for the livestream and actual operating hours.


:wave: from Thailand! (yes some of you guessed it right in the comments under my previous post)

yours on the chain,

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Love this project. Will demo it during an art conference here to show the power of blockchain in building social


thanks! which one? Mutek?

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Okay.. This one is interesting!

Was waiting for this!!

Recently i tried out PolloFeed via the Lightning Network and it got me thinking about Steem Whale!!

This is rad Roeland!!

What a fun project and even better that profits are going to a good cause. This would be a great story for CNN or one of our national news organizations, it's just fun and quirky enough to get coverage. Update: I just submitted the story to CNN for an interview suggestion with a link to your Steemwhale.io site. As it turns out they have a web portal to submit ideas. If they reach out I'll let you know.


thanks that is great!! lets see if it gets picked up :)


You’re welcome! I hope they do!

:D:D noooo way....this is absolutely amazing :D Will for sure donate, but I'll wait for the nice weather..

But one question: Is that 18 meters long thing there only cuz of this project? Or it's just a sideproject to some other use of it? :D

it's suuupercool either way :D


thanks! this is answered on the FAQ on the site - https://steemwhale.io


Hah cool, will read it...btw do I need something special to enable the embedded player on the website?
First I had some embed player errors which are gone after I've disabled ad blockers..But now the iframe is still just grey, and console doesn't say anything at all..


that was literally a very foggy day. it caught me too. but concluding from other cams in the harbour it was really that foggy.

This is a humanity post from me, hopefully we can be supported by us and can continue to do the best here.


I wish a percentage of the profits were spent to save the whales or spent in some ecologial way. That would make a lot more sense.


please see the intro - all funds donated will go to an ocean preserving organisation. Might be local, might be global.


Great to hear that!

That solid rock Whale hooked me.

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I used the Steem blockchain to make this sperm whale spray, but it went so quick.

good to see him back on track!

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Well here goes nothing....spray me!

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I was thinking about her...how Is she!?😃✌️

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Spring is here, it makes me !sneeze
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