Electric Vehicle Battery and BMS Masterclass - Feb 2020
Become an expert in Lithium-ion batteries and Battery Management Systems in 20 weeks.
The online workshop on Batteries and Battery Management is starting its next batch on
February 25 2020
✔ Getting ready to launch an EV product, and want to design your own battery management platform?
✔ Aspiring for a career in the Electric Car , Electric Scooter or Stationary storage space?
✔ Started a new project with Lithium-ion batteries but lack the hands-on knowledge?
This 6 month 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!
To be a successful battery engineer, apart from theoretical knowledge, you need 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 for a Power Bank.
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 Excellence
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.
MakerMax SC4p1 BMS development board
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
18650 Lithium-ion Power Bank
Once you've learned and implemented the BMS algorithms on the MakerMax ION board, you will be building a remote control Electric Vehicle where you can test your BMS algorithms in real time.
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.
He was a core member of the Battery Hardware and Firmware team at Tesla, where he worked on the Model S refresh, Model X and Model 3 vehicles. He is now the Director at MakerMax Inc., that is enabling an ecosystem for mass EV adoption by creating products such as battery analyzers, characterizers and battery management platforms that enable the industry to create high performance and safe Electric Vehicles. He also runs popular online workshops on Battery Technology to reskill professionals and students in this field.
STUDENTS, PROFESSIONALS, ENTREPRENEURS
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.
Battery algorithms engineer - Tesla
Senior Battery engineer - Daimler
Battery Engineer - Honeywell
Senior Battery Engineer - EnPower Inc.
Senior Battery App Engineer - Generac Power Systems
Principal Battery Engineer - Sunpower
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
A FAST GROWING FAMILY OF PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS
THIS CLASS WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!
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.
This masterclass is structured into 16 weeks of lectures and labs followed by development and testing designed to be completed in a period of 6 months. You create a Battery Management system, write the algorithms needed to govern the performance and safety of Lithium-ion cells and test it out on a 18650 power bank!
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.
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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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.
Captured by the 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.
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.
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 ION Development Board that is included with your kit.
Week 9 and 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 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.
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.
Week 15 - Lab Session - Implementing Safety 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.
Image Credit: NASA
Week 16 - 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.
Week 17 - Review, catch-up and Q&A
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.
Week 18 - Final exam
You'll write a final exam that is focused on applying the skills you've gained over the past 16 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.
Week 19 - 22 - Final Project
We currently offer a final project that can be completed as a part of this course. This is an 18650 Lithium-ion power bank.
If you choose to work on the project, we will be shipping the necessary parts and hardware needed for the project along with the rest of your course kit.
In these weeks, you will be applying what you've learned in this course in a real world project to solidifying your learning and gaining industry level experience.
J. Holmes "Sr. Engineer, Stuttgart"
I have some previous EV experience, but this course allowed me to go above and beyond.
M. Luca "Student, Vancouver"
I was unsure about the online nature of the course at first, but it was great to be able to study in a flexible envrionment.
C. Calnado "Technical Manager, Denver"
Team was very helpful in getting answers to my problems through the course. I'm happy I found this one.
J. Dierra "Power Electronics Engineer, Chicago"
I'm a beginner in this and this course helped me understand algorithms of batteries. I had no previous experience in EVs before this but this course has made me feel very confident in the subject.
M. Rajnesh "CTO, Stealth EV startup, Bangalore"
Loved this course. If anyone is really interested to take your EV skills to the next level, this is the course you should not miss. It covers all the necessary concepts for batteries and BMS.
T. Kang "Owner, Pao Laong, Beijing"
I was able to train myself in EV Batteries from this course. Kit supplied really helps to learn and instructor is helpful. I would recommend to collegaues and friends. Thank you.
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