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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Hil writes -

[Here's] A little kinetic sculpture of the lovely Twitter Failwhale, based on the image by Yiying Lu that is used when is over-capacity. The image is called’ Lifting up a Dreamer’ I’ve wanted to make this since I first saw the image some weeks ago.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Doufer says:

    I call it Twhale!

    Very nice sculpture!


  2. ramrol511 says:

    wow i wonder were you got that idea from oh ya, almost every other time you log into twitter. you see it. at least it happens to me every time.

    very cool sculpture! i wish i could do stuff that good.