Calgary Living - Real Estate & Life Style with host Bryon Howard

Ben Eadie - inventor, builder, creator, designer

Episode Summary

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 assist frontline healthcare workers. 

Episode Notes

I met Ben when he was assisting our mutual friend, Greg Kolodziejzyk smash world records in Human Powered Vehicles.

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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 have 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 surprising, 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 on "Failure Your Way To Success", to High School Students.

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 it out of leather.


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