Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BatLab Makerspace @ ACC Libraries








What's the BatLab Makerspace?

Launched in the Fall of 2015, the BatLab is a makerspace which encourages: hands-on learning, student success and engagement, experiential learning, STEAM based learning activities, exploring, tinkering, creating, sharing, peer learning, co-curricular collaboration, and a no fear of failure attitude. Its purpose is to allow students to explore, learn, and create through participation in active learning, critical thinking, peer learning, and exposure to cutting edge technologies. Each activity presented is directly tied to student learning outcomes.

The joining of makerspaces in libraries promotes equitable access to resources and technologies to which users may not otherwise have access. The BatLab is open to current ACC students, faculty, and staff.



  The BatLab team will host meetup events at various campuses throughout the year, so be sure to check the the calendar of upcoming events in the BatLab Makerspace Library Guide! Several new projects are on the horizon for the Fall Semester, so don't miss out! There will be lots of fun learning opportunities for makers of various experience levels.


  Want more hands on time with technology?

Who wouldn't? Library Services has several BatLab kits available for checkout, featuring materials needed to further explore topics such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robotics. Kits are currently housed at the Highland Campus, however users can request for kits to be sent to any ACC Library for checkout.

Visit the BatLab Makerspace Library Guide for a full list of available kits.



 
ACC Libraries BatLab Basic Project Kit (Arduino)


      Want to learn more? 

Visit the online BatLab Makerspace Library Guide for links to resources, projects, kit information, and a calendar of upcoming events. Browse the Library's collection of books and ebooks on makerspaces and the maker movement, Arduino, 3D Printing, Raspberry Pi and more!




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