New Location [Update]

on Jun 28, 2018

Over the month of June we have setup so much and made tons of improvements to our space. Below is just a fraction of this work, come by our Open Houses to see it all!

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Topics: New Location, STEAM, Stamford, STEM

Our New Clubhouse Location

on May 27, 2018

Those of you close to us may know that we've been searching for a new location since December 2017 - we outgrew our current office long ago and have finally found a place that can meet the needs of our students, parents, and staff. Much like a hermit crab, our new Clubhouse will allow Happy Code to grow and thrive.

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Coding for Teens, HappyCoders, HappyStaff, HappyInstructors, STEAM, STEM, summer camp, Stamford, learning, Kids Coding, Blog, New Location

Student of the Month (April)

on May 5, 2018

As an avid Scratcher, Brenden has taken his projects to the next level, like his Fish Chomping game, mind-reading search engine, and more! In addition to Intermediate Programming in Scratch, he's also joined the Java Programming with Minecraft class for the Spring session! Currently he's one of two students enrolled in multiple classes on the same day!!

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Topics: Student of the Month, STEAM, Kids Coding, Blog, STEM, HappyCoders, Kids Can Code

Six Snow Day STEM Activities

on Mar 8, 2018

With yesterday's monster blizzard and another Nor'easter coming Monday, we thought it would be the perfect time to brainstorm a few STEAM activities to do when snowed in.

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Learn to Code, STEAM, Python, Blog, learning

Student of the Month (February)

on Mar 5, 2018

William is our Student of the Month for being a very creative and focused member of our Club. Check out some of these screenshots of the great project he's worked on during ouUnity Unwrapped  class: 

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Learn with Unity, Winter Session, Student of the Month, STEAM, Stamford

3D Printing with the Mod-t (Part 2)

on Dec 14, 2017

Note: This is an update blog post, read the first one here.

Day 30 - Overcoming Misprints

In the first month I experienced a number of issues with the Mod-t, but with some determination, patience, and New Matter's excellent customer support I was able to overcome each and every one!

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Topics: 3d-printing, Blog, STEM, Stamford, STEAM

👩🏼‍🔬👨🏼‍💻 Why do our Kids Coding Club T-shirts say "Coding Wizard in Training"? 👩🏼‍💻👨🏼‍🏫

on Nov 22, 2017

You may have noticed our Happy Instructors walking, coding, talking, and teaching with a new style of shirt on. We were so excited to order this new "Coding Wizard" shirt design for BOTH staff and students. Because our instructors are so intelligent, enthusiastic, and downright magical it made perfect sense to brand them as Coding Wizards; moreover the knowledge they impart naturally makes our each of our student HappyCoders a "Coding Wizard in Training" 😄🔮✨

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Topics: tshirts, Blog, Kids Coding, HappyInstructors, HappyStaff, HappyCoders, STEAM, Stamford, connecticut, learning, Instructors

Building your own Amazing Gaming Machine

on Nov 20, 2017

Sometimes, computers can seem like magical machines that can do almost anything! They work tirelessly to run all your software and games, store everything from family photos to English essays, and can survive some of the worst viruses or drops imaginable.

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Topics: Blog, HappyInstructors, STEAM, STEM, learning, PC build, PC building, build your own PC, gaming pc, gaming pc build, learning to build a PC, Stamford, connecticut

3D Printing with the Mod-t (Part 1)

on Nov 15, 2017

Introduction - My Experience

Here at HappyCode we've had a Mod-t 3D printer by New Matter since Sept 2017. Recently I was poking around the internet on Google looking for a replacement hot end (turns out you just drop New Matter support an email). I stumbled across this 2015 article lambasting the Mod-t; despite the series of issues and misprints I've had to overcome I was shocked at how many issues the author had.

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Topics: 3d-printing, mod-t, newmatter, Blog, STEAM, STEM, Stamford

Our HappyCode Halloween Hoorah 🎃

on Nov 14, 2017

We were blown away by how many enthusiastic coders we had during our HappyCode Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct 28th! With so many amazing costumes from Witches to Angels to Spiderman too! Complimented by our own HappyCode-o-lantern 🎃 and plenty of treats, the day was a blast!👻

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Topics: Blog, Events, Kids Coding, STEM, STEAM, Stamford, Scratch, Visual Scripting, coding