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due to COVID-19

What is JCrete4Kids;

JCrete4Kids is a free event that introduces kids, aged 8-16, to Programming & and Robotics. Children spend a day full of fun, create analytical thinking and teamwork, and learn how new technologies can be fun and make our everyday lives easier. Video


Saturday 25 July  
  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-11:45 1st Session
  • 11:45-12:15 Lunch break
  • 12:15-14:30 2nd Session
Orthodox Academy of Crete,

Kolymbari Kissamou Chania

Tel.: +30 28240 22500 / 22245

Fax: +30 28240 22060

email: oac@otenet.gr
   Sunday 26July 
  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-11:30 1st Session
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch break
  • 12:30-14:30 2nd Session
Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion

Plastira & Romanou,

Heraklion Crete

Tel.: +30 281 022 9618,
+30 281 024 1950,

email: deptah@otenet.gr


Children will spend a day full of fun learning through ...

Lego MX

1) Robot creation with Lego Mindstorms

Lego Mindstorms are programmable "bricks" from Lego that can be combined with electric motors, transmitters, ultrasonic sensors, ultraviolet, color and light as well as pulleys (such as gears, axles, beams, and hydraulic components) suitable to build robots and other automated or interactive systems.


2) Assemble a Raspberry Pi and play a Java game

In the workshop you will assemble a miniature Raspberry Pi computer and play a game in it written in the Java programming language. For this workshop, hardware will be provided, but you can purchase your own Raspberry Pi to continue playing at home!

Raspberry Pi is a pocket computer of the size of a credit card. Its low cost $35 (the Zero version costs $5) combined with its small size and performance make it ideal for manufacturing many kinds of applications.

Instructors: Cassandra Chin, Stephen Chin (U.S.A.)

Raspberry Pi


3) Become creative with mbots

mBot is a low cost, easy-to-run robot kit for kids to get hands-on experience about graphical programming, electronics, robotics. It is an all-in-one solution for robotics learning and designed for STEM education.

With its two motors and its different sensors, programming the mBot isn't only fun, but simple enough for every child to start being a great inventor. We'll go through the robot's capabilities. Start tinkering with these using the Scratch interface to make the mBot come alive using the drag and drop programming blocks. Finally, having mastered the basics of programming the mBot, we'll let the children take it to the next level by making the mBot … (you need to participate to find out). You also need to download and pre-install mBlock3.

Instructors: Alex Snaps (Canada)


consists of a large number of volunteers (from all over the world) whom we would like to thank (in Alphabetic order):

Andres Almiray, Gail & Paul Anderson, Ed Bateman, Sebastian Blanc, Cassandra Chin, Stephen Chin, Sebastian Daschner, Daniel DeLuca, Frank Dietrich, Olexandra  Dmytrenko, Victor Duran, Tobias Frech, Rabea Gransbergen, Arun Gupta, Marc Hoffmann, Heinz Kabutz, Gregor Koukkoullis, Ignasi Marimon-Clos, Melissa McKay, Nikhil Nanivadekar, Kirk Pepperdine, Maz Rashid, Sven Ruppert, Nikhil Singh, Ken Sipe, Alex Snaps, Abraham & Tina Van Der Vyver, Dmytro Vyazelenko, Jan Wloka

Dimitris Andreadis, Alexandros Andritsopoulos, Stavros Bastakis, Ilias Fragkakos, Janis Fotakis, Dimitrios Hatziparashis, Hara Kamnaki, Nikos Kampitakis, Aikaterini-Agapi Karandinou, Aris Konidaris, Ioannis Kostaras, Michalis Lagoudakis, Emanouela Larentzaki, Manolis Marazakis, Nektaria Mariolou, Nektarios Moumoutzis, Athanasios Mpaharis, Vanessa Neroutsou, Anastasia Nikolaidou, Leonora Panagiotidou, Leonidas Papadakis, Thomas Pliakas, Anastasia Protopapa, Giorgos Saslis, Michael Sifounios, Ioannis Stavrakantonakis, Nikos Spanoudakis, Nikos Tsigos, Fotini Verigou, Giannis Vrentzos, Tasos Zervos, Thanasis Zografos, Konstantinos Zorbas, ...

as well as the kids that participated for their excellent cooperation.

Registration / Contact

Registration is required as seats are limited.

Children must bring their own laptop.

Free registration

Saturday 25 July
(Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari Chania)

Sunday 26 July
(Cultural Conference Center , Heraklion, Crete)