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The new ACC Library BatLab is a pop-up makerspace for all ACC students, faculty and staff.

Welcome to the BatLab!

Create. Innovate. Share.

The ACC Library BatLab is a pop-up makerspace for all ACC students, faculty and staff interested in doing hands-on, real-world, multidisciplinary projects in an informal, co-curricular setting.  For the Fall 2017 semester, we will be bringing the BatLab to a different campus each week.  We hope you will join us when we come to your campus.  All meetups will be held in the ACC Library at each campus.

Create, Innovate, Tinker and Share!

BatLab Makerspace Team

Questions about the BatLab Makerspace? 

Contact one of our Team Members

Marc Petrick, Co-Leader of BatLab  - Senior  IT Technician, Library Services
Nichole Chagnon, Co-Leader of BatLab - Faculty Librarian RVS
Irena Klaic, Head Librarian PIN & Project Enable Facilitator
Stephen Byrne, BatLab Assistant

Library Services Staff Directory 

 

BatLab Schedule

BatLab Makerspace

 

ACC students, faculty and staff can take a workshop, start a project, or learn a new skill.  Just hanging out and watching or experimenting is okay, too -- there are no grades and no deadlines.  

Right now, most of our projects involve electronics and/or use the Arduino microcontroller, programmed in C++.  We'll get you started with these tools -- no previous electronics or programming experience required!   We offer instructional workshops on a variety of subjects, plus informal help from fellow meetup attendees.  We also have tools, kits and parts for you to check out.

BatLab also offers workshops on 3D printing and the Raspberry Pi (Python programming). We have all new projects for you to experience this fall along with some of your favorites from previous semesters.

A unique aspect of the BatLab is a supportive, multidisciplinary peer learning community.  The open makerspace is often visited by students and faculty from majors like engineering, CAD, music, computer science and electronics.  We also have visiting mentors and guest speakers from the local business and engineering community. 
 
If you're interested in robotics, wearable electronics, animatronics, automation, LED displays, the Internet of Things, or just making cool tech projects, come by and join the noise!

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