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Bennett Harris
Works at Harris Educational
Attended North Carolina State University
Lives in Burlington, NC
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Hi Woodworking Geek, Ben Harris Here, director of the Burlington Mini Maker Faire. Thanks SO MUCH for the video of this year's event! This is amazing!
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+Bennett Harris We enjoyed it! This was our first Maker Faire, and can't wait until the next one!
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The Alamance Makers Guild has been featured in this article from Communities Connections Magazine. 
The Alamance Makers Guild held a public meeting at the Sylvan Learning Center in Burlington, NC on 12 February 2015, 7:00 in the evening. The participants at the meeting were very excited and interested in the discussions, the show-n-tell and learning about the various displayed items of ...
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An article about me and my EV Challenge Troubleshooting Simulator (plus a video interview recorded earlier this year at Maker Faire Atlanta) was featured on the front page of Slashdot.org today!  (the article references last week's article about me by the ShopBot Tools Blog) Really cool to be getting this recognition! 
EVChallenge is a high school student project that converts gas cars to electric. This isn't a "someday" thing. It's already happening, and Ben has worked hard to make it so in N. Carolina. There are other people around the world doing EVChallenge, and Ben does a number of things besides EVChallenge....
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3DRV Blog covered my exhibit at Maker Faire Atlanta this weekend!
After visiting GE earlier in the 3DRV roadtrip, we have spent some time pondering Thomas Edison’s legacy. His boundless energy and enthusiasm for creating, inventing, and making are legendary and many children read about him and are inspired. Benn...
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Have just launched my first Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to help raise funds to expand Harris Educational, with stretch goals of raising funds to buy a building and Launch an Educational Maker Space! Rewards include custom/limited edition Reinventing Science kits and more.  Please check it out, and please share!  
Our kids need better Science Kits like the great ones from the 50's and 60's you can help do that and launch a makerspace too.
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Come say hi, and check out my Reinventing Science Kits at World Maker Faire in New York on September 20/21! 
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Congratulations Ben!
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I'm featured in this article in the Times News of Burlington for their "Real People" section (Monday 3-2-2015 Edition). Its all about the work I'm doing to build the Alamance Makers Guild, Burlington Mini Maker Faire, and help grow a Maker Community in Alamance County NC.  (Proud that we have made Burlington NC one of NC's first four "Maker Cities" as recognized by the White House!)
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Great news Ben.
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Article about my Kickstarter and our work to launch a Maker Space in Burlington NC from the Triad Business Journal.
Ben Harris, owner of Harris Educational in Burlington, is raising funds and eyeing potential locations in Alamance County to house a makerspace that will serve as a business incubator and spark youth interest in 21st century job skills such as 3-D printing.
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Also got a mention in this GeekDad Blog Post for the Reinventing Edison Kit. 
Back in 2010, I attended the first Atlanta Mini Maker Faire held on Georgia Tech's campus. That day, there were less than 50 exhibitors, the September weather was unbelievably hot, and there were no vendors for food and water... the sole provider of anything that day was King of Pops, an Atlanta-based popsicle vendor, that proceeded to sell out in record time. Still, it was a start... Continue reading →
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Inventor, Educator, eLearning Developer, Consultant
Employment
  • Harris Educational
    Inventor, Educator, eLearning Developer, Consultant, present
  • IBM
  • CTG
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Carolina Biological Supply Company
  • Butler Curless and Associates
  • North Carolina State University
  • Mac's Electronics
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Burlington, NC
Previously
Smithfield, NC - Raleigh, NC - Statesville, NC
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The guy behind Harris Educational and the Reinventing Science Kits
Introduction
I am an inventor, product developer, educator, educational materials developer, and all around good guy.

I am also a husband, and pet owner of 2 English Setters and 2 House Cats. 

I'm proud of accomplishments in my career such as publishing a textbook while still an undergraduate, starting my own business, creating a best selling line of science kits, and working with many childhood heroes later in life as peers.

When I want something I go after it passionately.  I believe learning comes through making mistakes.
Education
  • North Carolina State University
    Technology Education
  • Smithfield Selma Senior High School
  • Smithfield Junior High School
  • Wilsons Mills Elementary School
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Harris Educational