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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 at the ACC Highland Library.  The BatLab is on Summer Hiatus, but will be offering more makerspace opportunities in the Fall. 


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                                              


BatLab Assistants

HLC Circulation Desk 512-223-7380

HLC Reference Desk 512-223-7379                                                       

Library Services Staff Directory 


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). More workshops, lecture series and projects coming this Fall!

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!
BatLab is on Summer Hiatus, but please join us for new projects in the Fall!  

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