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.

SteemWhale.io

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

yours on the chain,
@roelandp

Ps. If you like what I am doing here, consider a witness vote for '@roelandp' - Thanks!

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

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

·

thanks! which one? Mutek?

Hi @roelandp!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 8.470 which ranks you at #2 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has not changed in the last three days.

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 212 contributions, your post is ranked at #1. Congratulations!

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • Your follower network is great!
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Good user engagement!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

This post has been included in the latest edition of SoS Daily News - a digest of all the latest news on the Steem blockchain.

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.

https://steemit.com/blocktrades/@good-darma/moves-in-the-field-of-humanity

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.

Posted using Partiko Android

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

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

good to see him back on track!

Dear roelandp:

We are SteemBet, the next generation STEEM based gaming platform. We are honored to invite you to join our first fantastic dice game, which is just the beginning of SteemBet game series. Our dividend system has now launched. The prize pool has already accumulated 2,000 STEEM and more than 60 players have participated in staking mining token SBT. A huge reward of 40,000 STEEM is awaiting! Join us NOW with other 500 STEEM users to loot HUGE dividend reward!!

SteemBet Team

Official Website
https://steem-bet.com

Discord Server
https://discord.gg/95cBN3W

Telegram Group
https://t.me/steembet

Well here goes nothing....spray me!

Posted using Partiko Android

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

Posted using Partiko Android

Spring is here, it makes me !sneeze
Welcome to the plague :P

You have been infected by the King of Disease!

Will you quarantine yourself?

Or will you spread the plague?

King Of Disease

Congratulations @roelandp! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You published more than 150 posts. Your next target is to reach 200 posts.
You received more than 55000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 60000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

Carnival Challenge - Here are the winners
Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!