The element14 roadtests are a great way to learn new things. Whenever I see a test that interests me, I enroll.

Success is not guaranteed. I've been selected for some, not for others. In this series I'll explain how I decide to enroll or not.

I'll also show how I build my case, including some examples from my applications.

 

I might also try to build a case for a new roadtest interactively in this series... You can give me advice on what I should add, delete, change, improve...

 

 

When do I enroll?

 

There are several things that drive the decision to apply. When the roadtest subject is something I can use here and now, it's easy.

I just enroll .

 

But in most cases, I'm a bit hesitant. Sometimes I do a quick view and don't come back. Other times I think I can't be bothered, but find myself revisiting the roadtest announcement a few times. That for me is a sign that I'm interested, but that I don't know that yet...

Sometimes I start searching for more documentation, and I find that pulse of inspiration. A sign for me that it might be worth enrolling.

I mull over the subject a few days. And when I come up with a nice application story, I apply. If the inspiration doesn't come, I leave it to that. It's a sign that I'm not the right one to review the thing.

 

In the next post, I'll show how I build my application text.

 

Related blog
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 1: yes or no
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 2: success and failure
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 3: Help Me
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 4: Case for Programmable Electronic Load
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 5: Case for Educational Switch Mode Converter Lab

How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 6: Case for CAN Analysis Tool

How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 7: Case for Some Other Road Tests
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 8: Case for Harting Mica Road Tests
How I Enroll for a RoadTest - Part 9: Case for Renesas RX65N, Trinamic TMC2300, Infineon Block Chain, STM32H7B3I DISCOVERY KIT