The online workshop on Batteries and Battery Management is starting its next batch.

✔ Getting ready to launch an EV product, and want to design your own battery management platform?

✔ Aspiring for a career in the Electric Cars , Electric Scooter, Micro-mobility or Stationary storage space?

✔ Want to become a master in Battery Management Systems?

✔ Want to 10x your knowledge and experience in Batteries and BMS technology with guidance from industry experts?

✔ Started a new project in Lithium-ion batteries but lack the hands-on knowledge?

This Masterclass on batteries, and battery management systems, designed by a team of experts led by an ex-Tesla Battery Engineer is what you've been waiting for!

This is a one-of-a-kind course on Electric Vehicles which takes you deep into the workings of lithium ion cells and Battery Management Systems for Electric Cars, Electric Scooters, Electric Bikes and Stationary Storage Systems.

Understand a Lithium-ion Cell Inside-out

At the end of this course, you will be able to look at a lithium ion cell and see through its outer shell. You will have a deep understanding of what happens chemically inside the cell and how we represent it in electrical terms. Without this knowledge, it is impossible to write the algorithms that govern a battery management system.

Apply what you Learn

Work on industry level projects on your own time at your own convenience. With our specially designed hardware kit, you will be learning about the hardware operating inside a battery management system and designing, writing the firmware industry level firmware code to have a functioning product in just 16 weeks from now!

Hands-on Experience with Lithium-ion cells

This course gives you the unique experience of working on an actual 18650 lithium ion cell - never before has it been so intuitive to understand the complexities of battery management.

Learn Battery Management to the Core

You've gathered tons of information about Battery Technology and Lithium-ion cells and its time to solidify the learning and put your skills to good use by building a Battery Management System using the MakerMax SC4 board.

Immerse Yourself in an Engaging Online Learning Experience

High definition video and studio quality audio make this course experience extremely engaging. The hands-on teaching style implemented in this course has proven to increase knowledge retention by at least 5 times.

Get Awarded with a Certificate of Achievement

A credible certificate from us, shows prospective employers and/or industry partners that you have the necessary knowledge to do the job. The certificate will definitely open doors for you, and the hands-on experience you get in this course will let you reach your goals 10x faster.

The Battery Technology market is growing fast. Are you ready for it?

The Battery Technology industry is growing at a staggering pace!

There are thousands of open positions that you will be a good fit for after completing this course.

By 2040, the Faraday Institution estimates that eight gigafactories will be needed in the UK. Consequently employment in the automotive industry and battery supply chain could increase from 186,000 to 246,000 jobs.

France and Germany have recently offered financial incentives of €750 million and €1 billion respectively to EV battery manufacturing firms.

The opportunity in this space all over the world is tremendous right now, however you need the right skills to be able to access them.

Engineering Testing Manager

EV Field Service Technician

Battery Algorithms Engineer(BMS)

Battery Electronics, Hardware Engineering Manager

Technical Program Manager - Battery Module

Data Engineer, Battery Field Performance

Electric Project Engineer

Systems Engineering - Electric Vehicles

Head of Powertrain and EV Drivetrain Systems

The average salary for a skilled Battery Engineer is $120,000 to $190,000 per year. The jobs listed above are in the United States, but there are many jobs for Battery Engineers available worldwide, contact our support team during the course to look for career opportunities that will be a good fit for you.

  • Work in the cutting edge technology space
  • Relocate around the world and contribute your skills to development of Battery Gigafactories
  • Grow in your current company to a highly skilled position with better opportunities and projects to work on
  • Establish a new business in the space of Electric Cars, Electric Scooters, Solar, Telecom or Aerospace

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Hardware Kit Shipped to Your Doorstep

This custom BMS development board will allow you to develop Battery algorithms on real 18650 Lithium-ion cells. You will be able to upload different drive cycles to the microcontroller and test the response of your algorithms to it. This is hardcore application based learning that is sure to 10x your understanding of battery systems.

This custom designed latest MakerMax SC4p1 board comes with the following features -

1. Charge a single Li-ion cell upto 1A

2. Discharge from 0.1 to 1.5A

3. Run Drive Cycles for simulating real life conditions on the cell

4. Analyze Voltage, Current and Temperature readings at high sample rates and accuracy

5. Measure State of Charge, Instantaneous Power, and Energy of a Lithium ion cell

6. On-board OLED display for diagnostics

7. On-board DIP switches for user input

Projects that can be conducted using this kit

1. How to prevent undervoltage during discharging

2. How to prevent overvoltage during charging

3. What is SOC and how to design its computation algorithm

4. What is SOE and how to design its computation algorithm

5. Effects of temperature on a Li-ion cell

6. Capacity fade of a Li-ion cell

7. What happens to a Li-ion cell during storage

8. What causes fires in Li-ion cells and how to prevent them

9. How to deal with overcurrent conditions for a Li-ion cell

10. Cycle a cell to understand its characteristics

11. Understand cell balancing and its importance

12. Keep track of the State of Health using metrics like DCIR and impedance

FREE shipping worldwide!

All the above mentioned items and more will be shipped to your door free of cost.

What our customers are saying...


J. NORTON, Software Engineer at TransAct Technologies

This class was absolutely brilliant! The course material and videos teach the concepts very well. The attention to detail and the quality of the material was appreciated and extremely helpful.

Before taking the course I had no idea about the chemistry, manufacturing process or how to properly charge and discharge lithium ion batteries. After taking the course I understand those concepts and how to use a micro-controller and software to safely charge and discharge lithium batteries,

What I liked most about the course was being able to do hands-on coding using the provided STM Nucleo board and the battery charging/discharging shield. I don't think I would have gained as much knowledge about lithium ion batteries without the hands-on approach the course provides.

I really enjoyed and learned a lot from the following lectures/exercises:

- Week 5 - Characteristics of a Lithium Ion Cell

- Week 11 - Enabling Charging and Discharging on the SC4p0 board

- Weeks 12 and 13 - Lab Session - Writing the Battery Status Algorithms

I recommend this course to friends and colleagues because they will learn, in great detail, the concepts needed to understand the physical properties of lithium ion cells and how the write code to safely charge, discharge and monitor them using hardware and software techniques.

Professionals from the following companies and more have enrolled in our courses...

Course Structure

Week #1 - Introduction to EV technology

An introduction to what EVs are, why they are disrupting the automotive industry and how they compare to the ICE automobiles. You will learn about the evolution of batteries, and charging. You also learn about technologies such as battery swapping and how they have failed before, but companies are still investing millions into it.

(Image cred: Volkswagon)

Week #2 - Introduction to Li-ion technology

One of the most important parts of any electric vehicle - the battery and battery management system. You will learn about whats inside a Li-ion battery, and what are the effects of density, thickness, porosity and surface area on the performance of the Li-ion cell. This is immensely valuable when selecting cells for your battery application.

(Image cred: US Department of Energy)

Week #3 - Manufacturing process of Lithium ion cells

You will learn how cells are lithium ion cells are manufactured including processes such as electrode assembly, binding process, formation process, aging, cell testing. This information is valuable in diagnoising information when field failures happen with batteries. Sometimes the fault can be traced back to the manufacturing stages, so it is important to understand the usefulness of each stage. You will also learn about the different form factors in which lithium ion cells are available and how to know which form to choose for your application.

(Image cred: LG Chem)

Week #4 - Introduction to cell chemistry

You will learn what decides the open circuit voltage of a cell and understand the selection criteria for various cell chemistries available in the market today. Based on your application, there are advantages of using one chemistry over another, and you will learn how to make that selection.

(Image Cred: Science Direct)

Week #5 - Characteristics of a Lithium Ion Cell

You will learn the terms that every battery engineer should know. These are essential to communicate to other EV engineers, suppliers, clients in the industry. You will also learn valuable information about discharge, charge and capacity characteristics of lithium ion cells. You will also learn about cell aging, and hysteresis.

(Image cred; MakerMax CCAX4 Cell Analyzer System)

Week #6 - Algorithms for a Lithium Ion Cell

Lithium ion cells need to be managed. This is the role of the battery management system. You will learn about the algorithms that every battery management system executes. This knowledge is essential to becoming a successful battery engineer in EVs , portable devices, communication devices and other battery operated electronics.

(Image cred: IBT Power)

Week #7 - Algorithms (continued)

You will continue to learn important algorithms needed to manage lithium ion cells like state of charge, power prediction, energy estimation which are powerful algorithms that are run in every battery management system. The knowledge of these will empower you to be able to make the most basic to the most advanced battery management systems.

(Image cred: Zhang's Research Group)

Week #8 - Lab Session - Setting up the development environment

This course is designed to be application oriented, and this section is where you will get your computer ready for EV battery algorithm development. You will also learn in detail about the MakerMax SC4 Development Board that is included with your kit.

(Image cred: MakerMax)

Week #9 and Week#10 - Lab Session - Enabling features of the Lithium Ion shield

You will learn how to enable various features of the lithium ion shield like the OLED display for debugging and the on-board analog to digital converter for high accuracy measurements of cell voltage, current and temperature.

Week #11 - Lab Session - Enabling charging / discharging on the lithium ion shield

You will learn how to work with EV hardware including how to discharge cells, charge cells, monitor voltage current and temperature for lithium ion cells. Being able to accurately sense the voltage, current and temperature of a cell is the foundation of any strong battery management system. You will be able to learn this hands-on.

Week #12 and Week#13 - Lab Session - Battery Algorithms

You will learn how to write the SOC, Energy and Power Available algorithm for a BMS. This is essential to know for every battery engineer in the industry. You will be able to learn these algorithms by programming them on the SC4p1 shield using an STM32 microcontroller.

(Image cred: MakerMax)

Week #14 - Battery Safety Algorithms

You would have heard about battery fires in the field. We will train you to know how to safely operate any EV battery, so that any battery operated device designed by you keeps people safe while performing at its best possible. You will learn the essentials of BMS and battery safety.

(Image cred: NASA)

Week #15 and Week#16 - Lab Session - Battery Algorithms

You will take what you learned in Week 14, and implement this on actual hardware. You will learn how to write algorithms such as overvoltage and undervoltage protection, overcurrent protection, and overtemperature protection.

Week #17 - Modelling of Lithium-ion cells

You will learn how to represent a Lithium-ion cell as an equivalent circuit model. This model can then be used to predict the cell behaviour and its deterioration.

(Image cred: University of Oxford)

Week #18-20 - Review, Q&A and Final Exam

This week is for reviewing the material you have covered over the past 16 weeks, catch-up on anything you're a little behind on and prepare for the final exam. You'll write a final exam that is focused on applying the skills you've gained over the past 17 weeks to prepare you for the next big opportunity in the Battery Technology space. Questions in this exam are based on industry experience and hands-on practical knowledge.



Our learning environment is loved by our enrolees. It is intuitive to use and can be accessed through any device, a computer, mobile phone or tablet. Here is how it will help you -

  • Video lectures are recorded in a face to face or lab environment with dynamic lecture slides at the backdrop. This makes the learning environment as effective as the instructor being right next to you.
  • Lab exercises are showcased through videos that allow you to learn in a hands-on way as experienced instructors show you the way.
  • These experiments and many more can then be conducted on hardware kits that are shipped to your address worldwide.
  • Quizzes and assignments provide a checkpoint for you to assess how you are doing in the course and how far your learning has come.
  • Forum and live chat support ensures that all your course related queries are solved in timely manner. Having the right guidance at the right time can make a huge difference in your understanding of the material and save hundreds of painful hours trying to find the right information yourself.
  • Midterm and Final exam is conducted and a certificate is provided upon passing the course requirements and exam. This is your certification of achievement which is highly regarded in the EV industry.



We stand behind the quality of our courses and are confident that you will find it a valuable experience. We offer a 15 day money back guarantee on this course, so you can take it for a test run without any commitment!

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Start learning from the course lectures, quizzes, assignments, discussions today from experts in Batteries and BMS technology

✔ We have extended the course access to 12 months to allow for additional flexibility to you due to COVID-19.

✔ Hardware kit which includes the MakerMax SC4p1 board, and its accessories.

✔ Course curriculum has been designed to 10x your knowledge in an engaging, hands-on learning style.

✔ Certificate on course completion with shows your credibility in the space - great for getting job offers, and project opportunities.

✔ Feedback on midterm and final exams - helps you learn your weakest points and improve on them with expert feedback.

✔ Exclusive access to our highly rated "Foundations of ARM Cortex-M" Embedded systems course free of charge to revise your knowledge in embedded systems. An important aspect of learning how to build a battery management device.

✔ Top 10% of the class has access to career opportunities at MakerMax at its offices worldwide

✔ Excellent performers in this class will have access to opportunities at our network of EV manufacturers, R&D labs, cell research labs and Battery Tech companies worldwide.

✔ Access to the alumni community after course completion with students and professionals worldwide in the EV and Battery industry. A well connected network can increase your chances of success more than 50x!

✔ Q&A help and live chat support throughout the course, so you can progress with experts by your side.

✔ Exclusive lifetime access to reserved sections of our forum for technical discussions and collaboration.

✔ Learn and showcase your skills in Battery Technology, Electric Cars, Electric Scooters, and practical hands-on knowledge of Battery Management systems running on an actual product.


When does the course start and finish?

The course is designed to be flexible, but on average students take 6 months to complete it. Each week you will get a new module with exciting material, exercises and lab work. You will also get a course kit delivered to your address and the shipping is on us!

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us in the first 14 days of the start of the course and we will give you a full refund for the amount paid.

What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?

You need a computer (Mac, Windows or Linux) to view the contents of this course and to participate in the lab exercises. Any additional hardware that is needed for this course (like development boards and shields) would be shipped to your door free of charge!

18650 cells are not included in your course kit and will need to be purchased additionally. If you would like to us to source locally and deliver them to you, we would be happy to do that.

How can I get help during the course?

Throughout the course, you will have an opportunity to ask questions in the Q&A discussions. There are five ways to get answers to your questions during the course - Q&A discussion in the course, email to our support team, email to the instructor, live chat support, and from fellow students and community members in the MakerMax subscriber forums.

A note on shipping of lithium ion cells

International shipping regulations prohibit transport of lithium ion cells via air, which is why we will be assisting you in procuring the lithium ion cell locally from your country. The cost of a single 18650 cell will be under $10. You can also have us locally source and deliver lithium-ion cells to your address for a small fee.

Are there any prerequisites to the course?

Basic knowledge of reading schematics and basic C or C++ will help you get the most out of this course. We also have preparation courses in C / C++ embedded programming that you can enroll in alongside this course to brush up on your skills if needed.

Is there a certificate provided in the course?

There will be a certificate provided to you once you complete the requirements of the course and pass the midterm and final exam.

I am from Mechanical Engineering field, would I benefit from this course?

Many students and professionals from the Mechanical Engineering domain have joined this course and have greatly benefited from it. Most had minimal coding experience in the past. As a mechanical engineer here is how can succeed in this course.

1. Learn about the inner workings of Batteries and battery management through lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory exercises. Note that these don't need any previous experience in programming.

2. Work through the course quizzes, assignments, midterm and final and receive feedback from experts to know where you are going wrong and what areas you need to concentrate on.

3. The course deadlines are flexible and can be moulded according to your schedule. If you feel that you want to take more time in a section, or need more time to prepare for a quiz, midterm or final exam. This is totally possible here.

4. You will get FREE enrolment in our best selling Foundations of Embedded Systems course which has helped more than 2000+ students from all fields to get familiar with the concepts of ARM programming and gain the foundational hands-on skills needed.

5. If you want to take your time to progress to ARM microcontrollers, our course kit also supports Arduino Uno series of micros. So you can take it one step at a time.

6. If you want to excel in the field of Battery Management, Electric Vehicles, Solar, Stationary Storage, Telecom and Aerospace having a basic command over electronics and programming is necessary. This course will allow you to get out of your comfort zone and learn these things with experts by your side. It's a great place to try, fail and learn with experts there to support you along the way.

What help will I get with finding opportunities after course completion?

After you complete the requirements of this course, we will make a portfolio webpage dedicated to you hosted on the makermax website. This is where we will help you create the right project portfolio, resume, and references from our side to support your application to opportunities in the EV space. This has proven to help candidates stand out from the crowd when approaching EV, energy storage or battery related companies with the MakerMax team supporting them through the process.