Monthly Archives: October 2016

#39 – Justin Sabo – ComfyPorts



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 39 - Justin Sabo - ComfyPorts

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg bring on Justin Sabo from Digital Dream Labs to talk about his gaming platform called Puzzlets.

Puzzlets combines hands-on play with interactive gaming to form one seamless experience, engaging the mind and teaching the player new ways of thinking. The starter set comes with everything you need and setup is simple. Puzzlets connects wirelessly to a personal device like an iPad or Android tablet.

Digital Dream Labs, LLC is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their mission is to spark the curiosity in us all, mixing nostalgia with the technology children love.

Their first product, Puzzlets, uses toy puzzle pieces to control video games. This hands-on learning game philosophy starts with fun first and offers endless possibilities to the consumer market. Cork The Volcano, the first game for Puzzlets, enriches logic, sequencing, fine-motor skills through physical interaction and gameplay.

Justin Sabo is one of the co-founders Digital Dream Labs. Justin graduated with a Master of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently a professional Game Designer in Pittsburgh, PA. He cares deeply about the user experience, especially the feeling of control in any interactive media. He has been designing video, card, board, and dice games since Christmas of ’89 when he was given a Nintendo Entertainment System. In his spare time, he has an interest in short film-making.

Prior to his graduate efforts, Justin studies computer science and mathematics and professionally used his graphic design skills to create websites and client advertisements. He also utilized online marketing techniques and search engine optimization (SEO) to increase visibility for company websites.


#38 – MECH-X4



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 38 - MECH-X4

Art Eddy talks with the cast from Disney XD‘s new show, MECH-X4. First he talks with actor, Raymond Cham, and then he chats with the executive producers of the show, Steve Marmel and Anupam Nigam.

In MECH-X4 Ryan Walker is a typical freshman at Bay City High until he discovers he is a “technopath” with the extraordinary ability to control technology with his mind. His superpower mysteriously awakens a 150-foot robot known as MECH-X4 and Ryan can command its every move.

When monsters suddenly begin to descend upon the city, Ryan recruits his two best friends, Harris and Spyder, and his older brother Mark to help him operate the robot’s high-tech defense system while he pilots MECH-X4. The four unlikely teenage heroes must quickly learn how to work together as a team to maneuver MECH-X4, their only hope of saving their town and ultimately the world.

There will be a one-hour special event FRIDAY, November 11 (8:30pm EDT) on Disney Channel. For more on MECH-X4 go to DisneyXD.com.


#37 – Kari Wahlgren – voice actor



Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 37 - Kari Wahlgren - voice actor

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg bring on Kari Wahlgren, a fantastic voice actor who has been on shows like Rick And Morty, Gravity Falls, Fairly Oddparents, Kung Fu Panda, and as well as a bunch of Anime.

Kari talks about how she got into acting, how she prepares for a role, and shares her great insight about the world of voice acting.

Check out Kari Wahlgren at KariWahlgren.net and follow her on Twitter @KariWahlgren.