Continuous Learning Program
MakerMax EV Battery Masterclass
Battery technology is a fast growing field in which you need to constantly keep learning to be at the top. This is why we are offering the continuous learning program (CLP) exclusively to graduates of the Battery Masterclass to enhance your skills to be an expert in battery technology.You've made a great start on battery technology by learning the ins and outs of the lithium ion cells, and how to write algorithms to manage it. It is the right time to take the next steps to deep dive and continuously improve your knowledge and expertise in this
fast evolving field. CLP takes you through the next levels to learn the deeper aspects such as isolation monitoring, resistance and impedance estimation, alert, warning and fault management, managing multiple cells, active and passive balancing, pack level algorithms and predictive algorithms and much more. Broad features of CLP are explained below.
Technical Deep Dive
As a member of CLP, you will regularly be receiving white papers written by experts at MakerMax and our affiliates that dive deep into a technical aspect related to battery technology.
Here's an example of a white paper - This one details the 4 wire voltage measurement techniques used in battery management systems to increase the accuracy of voltage measurement, on which most of the battery algorithms depend.
Some of the upcoming white papers are on the following topics -
- What you need to know about Tesla's acquisition of Maxwell Technologies and the Dry Coated Electrode technology
- Balancing of lithium ion cells, why active balancing is overrated
- Impedance estimation of lithium ion cells in an embedded environment
Deep Dive into Hardware
Get to know the workings of BMS hardware by learning how other BMS hardware is built. In the example above, we will be taking apart an off-the-shelf Chinese battery management system built for a 36V system, for 3.7V nominal cells up to 15A of current. It also has passive balancing circuitry on-board. While doing so bit by bit, we will explain the essence of design, logic of choosing the right components and the principles behindthe manufacturers methodology. We will be taking apart similar hardware and sharing our findings with you so you are able to learn how manufacturers around the world are building their systems currently. This would help you discern between a good and not so good design ans well as the process of manufacturing.
New Experiments with SC4p0
The SC4p0 is a great learning tool that was custom designed and sent to you alogwith the EV Battery Masterclass, and it doesn't deserve to be sitting around! We will be sending new experiments/labs for you to perform on the SC4p0 board to unlock the next level of battery technology learning with the hardware that you already have.
Certificate of Excellence
Every 12 months there will be a written test to judge what have you learnt and what level have you reached. Based on your performance, you will be awarded a Certificate. Currently we are assessing 3 levels of proficiencies. Higher level certificates show your in-depth command on the subject.
As a member of our CLP you will enjoy the following additional benefits!
Unlimited Course Access
You will enjoy an unlimited course access as long as you are enrolled in the continued learning program. This would help you revisit any of the past chapters as well as let you decide your own pace of learning.
Continual Updates for the Battery Masterclass
We keep constantly updating the course material of the Battery Masterclass to ensure that the latest technical challenges in the industry are fully covered. This program will ensure that you have access to these updates so that you are able to access the latest content!
Special Offers on New Hardware, Courses
Get access to new hardware and courses at special discounted rates! Here are some products and courses coming soon
- Next level hardware for battery management
- Electric vehicle power converters
- Desktop buck-boost DCDC board
- Electric vehicle motors and motor controller
How can I Enrol into CLP?
You can join the program through a Monthly Plan or the Annual Plan.