This was actually our first video produced in house.
May 16, 2016
EV Rally 2016 Short Film
perhaps our best video work to date
In this short film, Hornet Engineering students (H.E.A.T. members) tell the audience about the Arkansas Electric Vehicle Rally, what went into bringing their decade-old cart back to the race (for the first time in roughly 8 years), and how everything played out at Number 29's return to the circuit.
Hornet Engineering ultimately won 1st in the Range Event and 3rd in Autocross.
"We'll make it happen, no matter what." - Sunny Harshdeep, H.E.A.T. CEO 2015-2016
Oct 19, 2015
Duct Tape Boat - Sunny Edition
Sunny's extended take on the Duct Tape Boat Race 2015
Sept 26, 2015
H.E.A.T. members sit pleased with our new craft, Triumph, and awards won.
Duct-tape boat racing has become a staple of Hornet Engineering and our H.E.A.T. racing crew looks forward to bringing new design ideas to a pile of PVC and fresh rolls of duct-tape every season. This year's new boat was dubbed, Triumph. The new craft was designed to be a perfectly engineered blend of our first boat, the quick-turning Mamba, and our 14' drag-racing Polaris. Triumph was the ultimate culmination of our duct-tape know-how, and delivered an untouchable performance; sweeping all competitive categories at this year's race and bringing home $500 in prize money.
Good times were had.
Sep 27, 2014
Youth Division Champions and Award Winners
For the second year in a row, H.E.A.T. captures the Youth Division title at the annual Ken Palmquist Duct Tape Boat Race. This year, the team arrived with a new craft, Polaris, as well as last year's champion, Mamba. Also new to this year's race, Bryant Middle School's H.E.A.T. chapter made their presence known with their own construction, BUZZ, winning the 2014 "Most Creative" award. All three H.E.A.T. boats competed in the Youth Division, while Mamba and Polaris continued to compete in the Adult Division of Saturday's race, bettering their performance from last year by a noteworthy margin. The teams have already begun making plans for next year's boats, and are eager to take on next year's challenges and challengers.
A group of H.E.A.T. members stand with Polaris and Mamba after the races.
Read and see more about the construction of Polaris HERE
Bryant Middle School's first entry in the race
April 25, 2014
Bryant Hornet Engineering made its first appearance at the Arkansas EV Rally (the first time in 6 years for Bryant High School). BHE teamed up with Bryant's E.A.S.T. program to pull this off. The team won 2nd in the range event and 4th in several other events.
September 21, 2013
BHE Racing captured its first victory at Bryant's Fall Fest. H.E.A.T. constructed the H.E.S. Mamba entirely from PVC and duct tape to enter the Palmquist Duck Tape Boat Race. The team won 1st place in the youth division while capturing the people's choice award in both youth and adult divisions. See more about the boat and the race HERE.
April 19, 2013
Here are results and photos from the 2013 EV Rally. Bryant did not compete this year, but the team is very much looking forward to 2014.
April 8, 2013
Our racing logo has arrived. Excellent.
March 27, 2013
Bryant Hornet Engineering Returns to Racing?
In 2007 and 2008, Bryant High School competed with great success in Electric Vehicle Rally events here in AR. The vehicle had since been in storage until late February of 2013 when it was "rediscovered" and retrieved from its remote storage location.
The vehicle was a sketchy mess of duct tape, corroding metal, and frayed wires; in poor condition, inoperable, and not so nice to look at. After a few weeks of care and cosmetic surgery in the BHE shop, the racer has been cleaned, repaired, improved, and is now very nice to look at.
This year's EV rally is to be held April 19th. As of the date of this posting, Bryant is not expected to compete in the 2013 rally. The bulk of the BHE students and staff will be in California for the VEX Robotics World Championship and the vehicle would need a costly new set of batteries in order to be competition ready.
enjoying sunlight again
introduction to the new high school
before 2013 restoration
after 2013 restoration