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BatLab Makerspace: BatLab Basic Project Kit

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

Getting Started

Here are step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing the Arduino IDE software, then testing connections to the Arduino board. Click the link for your operating system:

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Arduino On The Web

Here are some of our favorite websites for getting Arduino help and project ideas.


Arduino and parts for the basic kit

Here are 15 experiments you can do with the parts in the BatLab basic project kit.   If you're a beginner, we recommend starting with the "Blink an LED" experiment and working your way up to projects with more advanced code and/or wiring.  

Download and extract this zip file for PDF descriptions and code files:

Arduino Video Lesson Series (15 videos)

Need Help?

If you're stuck, come by a free ACC BatLab workshop, meetup, or event.   You'll meet fellow students there who were once beginners themselves -- they'll be happy to get you back on track!  If you can't make it to the BatLab, check out some of the other resources on this page -- there are books, videos, and websites that can help.

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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explore and construct basic DC Circuits
  • Identify electronic components
  • Apply C++ programming concepts
  • Explore using a micro-controller to interface with sensors

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