In our local community there are some people who are so active we have the pleasure of seeing them all the time. Mo Eppley of NerdTag.me is one of those people. From maker events to MetroCon, she seems to be everywhere we go. That's a good plan for her and her company, because they sell custom printed dog tags and other 3D printer items.
The tags feature characters and symbols such as the Minions and super hero icons and self for between $10 and $15, depending on colors. As Nick shows off, he has had 2 of their tags on his keys since we first met over a year ago, and they look today as they did the day he got them.
One of the most interesting aspects of the tags is that they are printed on a 3D printer designed and built by the company, called FreeFab 3D. When we first met them, they had just sold their first unit and today the company is taking pre-orders for their second model, which is enclosed.
Nick and Daniele spoke with Mo about the changes in the company, including their moving out of her office and into their own facility.
With over ten years of audio engineering experience, Nick's addition to PLuGHiTz Corporation is best served when he is behind the mixing board every Sunday night to produce the audio side of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Piltch Point and PLuGHiTz Live Night Cap. While mixing live every week, his previous radio show hosting experience gives him the ability to co-host as well, giving each show a unique flare with his slightly off-center, yet still realistic take on all things tech. An integral part of the show, you can find Nick always enveloped in coming up with new (and sometimes crazy) ideas and content for the show and you can always expect the most direct opinion on the stories that he feels need to be shared with the world. During the few hours where Nick isn't sleeping or working on ways to improve the company, he spends his free time going to hockey and football games and playing the latest titles on Xbox 360. Email him for his gamertag and add him today for a fun escape from the normal monotony and annoyance that the Xbox LIVE gaming community can sometimes be!
Daniele is a student at Florida Polytechnic University who is studying Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security. In High School, she was introduced to the science and technology world through the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a robotics foundation where students of varying ages can compete through tasks that their robots perform. With help from mentors she met through FIRST, she became interested in programming and developing. Today, Daniele is a special events host for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and PLuGHiTz Live Special Events and a co-host for both The New Product Launchpad and FIRST Looks.