E-nabling The Future @ Roboticon Tampa Bay 2014 - Show Notes

E-nabling The Future @ Roboticon Tampa Bay 2014

Sunday Oct 12, 2014 (00:09:18)


Laird Popkin and Toni Moore, representatives of E-nabling The Future, talk with the team about the organization and its interesting mission. Pairing up people with 3D printers with those who are in need of inexpensive artificial hands, the organization is able to help give more natural mobility to those with the need.

Providing schematics, sizing and plans, all a provider need do is print and assemble a 3D printed hand and arrange delivery. The printed parts in total cost only between $30 and $50, depending on the size and style, meaning someone could enhance their lives for very little money.

Scott and Nick host a two-hour broadcast live from Roboticon Tampa Bay, an off-season FIRST Robotics competition at the University of Tampa, hosted by Eureka! Factory.


Scott Ertz


Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Nicholas DiMeo


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!


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