Hopefully the title gets to the real point:
So my too busy week of dealing with stuff like this http://www.ndt.net/article/v04n06/gin_ut2/gin_ut2.htm is over, (Just wait until next week) meaning I can get someone who was dealing with the same thing to work on something that could prove more important. I've got this guy who I've been trying to talk into learning about controllers. The problem is he already knows about controllers.
You see, this is a guy who earned degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Programming. Worked his way through school doing unchallenging service tech stuff but graduated to a downhill economy, is STILL doing the unchallenging service tech stuff, yada yada yada. . . . So this is about someone looking to a potential career, not just a home experiment.
The question is, since he knows controllers in that general sense that he would learn in school, is this online project a viable project for someone like him to learn specifically for electric vehicles? It talks about programming a ATMega168 controller, which may or may not be a serious unit for him to work with. I just don't think he needs to spend time on 2002 technology, it would be good to skip right to 2012.
Rather than subject you to the whole project, (It's a complicated series of links) here's the parts. Does this seem like current technology, or is it perhaps too rudimentary at his level?
http://ecomodder.com/wiki/index.php/Ope ... trol_board
http://ecomodder.com/wiki/index.php/Ope ... ower_board