I look forward to the Wednesday Night Jam, a ‘unofficial bicycle’ race – which consists of many guys in Cat 1/2, and lots of guys with good fitness from Cat 3 to 5. I begin
Meet Ben Eadie – Inventor, Builder, Creator, Designer – Calgarian
Dated: July 8 2021
Fun chat with my enginerd friend Ben Eadie. Most recently, Ben is fresh off the set of Ghost Busters Afterlife where he was doing special effects. Currently, Ben and some of the other prop makers are building medical equipment that assists frontline healthcare workers. You can help! Learn more about the Covid-19 project here: http://albertaghostbusters.ca/covid-19/
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I met Ben when he was assisting our mutual friend, Greg Kolodziejzyk smash world records in Human Powered Vehicles.
Ben is an aeronautical engineering technologist currently working in the movie industry designing and building practical special effects and props for movies such as Star Trek Beyond, Maze runner, Death Note, Predator and is fresh of the set on the yet to be released Ghost Busters Afterlife.
Like Adam Savage, He has had a history of being the guy to go to when all others tell you ‘it cannot be done.
He’s been a freelance engineering consultant since 2000 and helped design human-powered vehicles that have broken 4 world records. He has designed and built two of the largest rotating sets in movie history, and is considered a world expert 3d Computer-Aided Designer, and has consulted some of the biggest software companies in the industry including SolidWorks and Creo & PTC.
Not surprisingly, he’s been a star on reality TV – “Canada’s Greatest Know it All”!
Bens often speaks to groups, and especially enjoys giving a talk to high school students on “Failure Your Way To Success”.
Recently Ben began making faux chainmail out of craft foam and discovered there is demand for the stuff. He sells it online as a side gig to cos-players and fashion designers. Currently, he is working on adapting it for motorcycle jackets by making them out of leather.
From a very young age, I had determined that I wanted to be in the eco-tourism / adventure business. I would take small groups of people into communities in interesting parts of the world. I would ass....
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