The project which I have been set involves playing with batteries, as previously mentioned. To elaborate on this I have to design a system which someone can connect batteries to to read the charge/discharge curves (voltage against time) and compare them with a brand new battery to see if they are recyclable after a few years usage or whether they are basically dead to the world and no use can be found for them. The batteries which I am looking at are the batteries from safety lights; the ones that turn on when power to the mains lights goes off. By law these need to be changed every 5 years in a publicly used building and cost a fortune to replace. Sadly this cant be overcome, but if I can find a way to recycle them then they will save money elsewhere by not discarding the batteries.
So yeah, basically what I've been doing over the past few months, more news on the project and pictures to follow when i update.