The online workshop on Hardware-in-loop Validation is starting its next batch soon!

✔ Getting ready to launch an EV product, and want to design your own hardware-in-loop validation system?

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

✔ Want to become a master in Electric Vehicle validation systems?

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

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

This Masterclass on hardware-in-loop systems, designed by a team of experts led by an ex-Tesla Battery Engineer is what you've been waiting for!

Next batch starts August 31!


This is a one-of-a-kind course on Electric Vehicles which takes you deep into the workings of Lithium-ion cells, Battery Management, Hardware-in-loop Validation of Electric Car systems, Electric Scooters, Electric Bikes and Stationary Storage Systems.


Understand the need for validation

At the end of this course, you will be able to understand the need for validation systems in Electric Vehicle research, development and manufacturing.


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 10 weeks from now!


Hands-on experience with Lithium-ion cells, BMS, HIL validation

This course gives you the unique experience of working with hardware kits designed especially by us to shorten the time taken to gather the required experience for you to excel in the EV validation field.


Learn HIL systems 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 validation system using the MakerMax ION board and accompanying STM32 microcontroller boards.


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 EV Engineer is $120,000 to $200,000 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

Image credit - Voltaiq

Hardware Kit Shipped to Your Doorstep

This custom ION development board along with 2x STM32 microcontroller boards will allow you to develop a HIL system on your own. You will be able to run different experiments on the board to understand applications of HIL systems. This is hardcore application based learning that is sure to 10x your understanding of hardware validation.

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

1. Charge a single Li-ion cell 0.1 - 1.5A

2. Discharge from 0.1 to 1.9A

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


FREE shipping worldwide!

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

What our customers are saying...

THIS CLASS WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

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 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 hardware validation


An introduction to what EVs are, why they are disrupting the automotive industry and how validation systems are a crucial part of their success.

(Image cred: Volkswagon)

Week #2 - Types of failures that a HIL system can simulate


The purpose of validation is to test and re-test hardware, firmware and software to make sure that it is safe to deploy in the field. Learn about the failure mitigation that a HIL validation system can help achieve.

(Image cred: IVT International)

Week #3 - HIL validation as a development assist


HIL validatin systems can be used to improve the quality of research and development efforts as it offers a quick way for developers to test their product in a real world environment before it is sent out for vehicle level testing.

(Image cred: National Instruments)

Week #4 - HIL validation systems during manufacturing


Manufacturing and production teams can make use of HIL systems as well to debug and test hardware before it gets installed in vehicles. Learn how to implement a HIL system to improve end of line quality assurance.

(Image Cred: Greentech Media)

Week #5 - How to build a validation system using HIL


Learn how to build a HIL system for a project with real world use like electric vehicles, stationary storage or aeronautic systems.

(Image cred; MakerMax CCAX4 Cell Analyzer System)

Week #6 - Set up your hardware environment using the ION board and STM32 microcontroller boards


You will learn how to develop a HIL system from scratch using the provided hardware kit which will be shipped to your door.

(Image cred: IBT Power)

Week #7 - Experiment 1


You will learn how to simulate cell voltage swings to a Battery Management System and measure its response to it using the HIL validation system you've created.

(Image cred: Zhang's Research Group)

Week #8 - Experiment 2


You will learn how to simulate current swings to a Battery Management System and measure its response to it using the HIL validation system you've created.

(Image cred: MakerMax)

Week #9 - Experiment 3


You will learn how to simulate cell temperature swings to a Battery Management System and measure its response to it using the HIL validation system you've created.

Week #10 - Review and Final Exam


This week is for reviewing the material you have covered over the past 10 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 weeks to prepare you for the next big opportunity in the Electric Vehicle space. Questions in this exam are based on industry experience and hands-on practical knowledge.

A FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

ACCESSIBLE FROM ANYWHERE

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.


OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

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!

Choose a Pricing Option

$800

HIL Masterclass Course Enrolment + Course Hardware Kit (USD)

€720

HIL Masterclass Course Enrolment + Hardware Kit (EUR)

£640

HIL Masterclass Course + Hardware Kit (GBP)

$1,050

HIL Masterclass Course + Hardware kit (CAD)

₹60,000

HIL Masterclass Course + Hardware kit (INR)

5 payments of $180/month

Payment Plan HIL Masterclass + Hardware Kit (USD)

5 payments of €165/month

Payment Plan HIL Masterclass + Hardware Kit (EUR)

5 payments of £145/month

Payment plan HIL Masterclass + Hardware kit (GBP)

5 payments of $235/month

Payment plan HIL Masterclass + Hardware kit (CAD)

5 payments of ₹13,500/month

Payment plan HIL Masterclass + Hardware kit (INR)

Start learning from the course lectures, quizzes, assignments, discussions 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 ION board, 2x STM32 boards 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.

FAQ


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.

https://makermax.ca/programming-experience-for-the-makermax-battery-masterclass/

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.