The Hives Keep It Awesome At MakerBot HQ
A very, very rainy Friday afternoon in Brooklyn yesterday exploded into awesome here at MakerBot with a visit from The Hives!
This band has been rolling out legit rock music in four major studio releases since 1997, and this year they released a fifth, Lex Hives. Here’s a single from that album, Go Right Ahead, featuring the guys in their black and white suits as always, but this time riding a giant dirigible…into space.
A bunch of us love The Hives, so it was a big treat to have them around during their time in New York, especially just a couple hours before their show at Terminal 5! Luckily we had a little practice with having musicians in the house, and were able to give the guys custom guitar picks, designed by Zenix. Bassist Dr. Matt Destruction said the pick felt good and sturdy for playing. Here’s guitarist Nicholaus Arson holding his.
We were smart this time: before we let The Hives leave, we had each of them spin in a chair real quick while Nick (one of our events crew members) scanned them with a Kinect. We’ll turn these into 3D models with ReconstructMe, and pretty soon we’ll have the whole band in 3D on Thingiverse, for anyone to download for free. Drummer Chris Dangerous said he could use his own head as a custom gear shift in his car. Not a bad idea.
What we always want to know from artists we talk to is what they would do with a MakerBot. If they had the power to make anything they wanted, how would they use it? Would they download and make art? Would they upload jewelry for their fans? Or would they use it the way so many people do, to download and make things for home?
The Hives are definitely a creative group (and a bunch of freakin nice guys, by the way), and everything about them from their stage names to their website to their videos reflects that. We can’t wait to see what they’ll get into once their Thingiverse page goes up next week. If you want to know when that happens, follow us on twitter @makerbot, and be sure to check in at Thingiverse. In the meantime, you can start thinking what you might like to mash their heads up with.
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