***WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY***
Please only apply for this project if you live in one of the following countries:
Morocco? Yes. Morocco. Morocco is a sentimental choice.
Frankly, I will most likely end up working with engineers who live in Russia and the Ukraine because it is well-known that those two countries have many millions of highly qualified engineers, but I encourage any qualified person who resides in any of the above countries to apply.
***SPECIAL NOTE TO EGYPTIANS***
This is not a bizarre (open air marketplace). I am not interested in haggling back and forth with you as seems to be your custom. If you do not want to clearly and simply give me X and Y, then please do not apply. Ok? I am weary of Egyptians trying to haggle with me.
I have created a detailed functional specification which I want you to help me transform into a circuit design. This is *not* a PCB layout project. This is a circuit design project.
Although the circuit will likely use an ESP8266, I do not require that you have any experience with the ESP8266. Instead, I am looking for engineers who have experience with micro-controllers such as PIC, STM, AVR, FREESCALE, NXP or Zilog or similar.
***WHY IS THIS ADVERTISEMENT LONG AND STRANGE?***
To help me choose a suitable candidate I propose to pay you for one hour of your time (as a sort of “paid tryout”) to review my functional specification and provide me with design suggestions.
***HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS PROJECT***
Please do not bother writing up a customized response to this ad. Instead please copy and paste the two sentences below into a message and replace X and Y with the US dollar amounts you want to receive.
“I would charge you $X for one hour of my time to evaluate your functional design and provide you with a brief report” where X is your rate in US dollars.
"If we were to work together on an hourly basis I would require that I receive $Y for each hour I worked for you."
Please understand that $Y is *not* the amount of money I would pay you on Freelancer. Instead $Y is the amount of money you would *receive*.
If we were to work together initially I would probably authorize you to work for only one hour at a time. If our relationship were to continue then I would probably authorize you to work two to three hours at a time. By limiting the number of hours you work at a time, I would be able to avoid the need to create detailed specifications for you because I would be able to regularly check on the work you were doing for me.
I have found that this approach works much better than trying to create detailed project requirements with milestone payments. In theory detailed project requirements with milestone payments seem sensible. But I have found in practice they are actually not usually feasible. In my experience, detailed project requirements with milestone payments typically lead to misunderstandings, resentment and discord… at the least.
As I presume you know, the amount I would pay you on Freelancer is not the same as the amount of money you would receive. I am asking you to ignore the Freelancer fees and associated money transfer fees, bank fees, etcetera and instead focus on the amount of money you require to actually receive.