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

Kolymbari Kissamou Chania

Tel.: +30 28240 22500 / 22245

Fax: +30 28240 22060

email: oac@otenet.gr
  Sunday 23July 
  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-11:30 1st Session
  • 11:30-13:30 2nd Session
  • 13:30-14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-16:00 3rd Session
Foundation for Research & Technology,

Nik. Plastira 100,

Vassilika Vouton,

Heraklion Crete

Tel.: 2810 391500-2


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

Lego MX Color Sorter

1) Working 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.

In this workshop the children will create a robotic system for color sorting, which will accept random colored legos and will sort them by a defined color order and by input order.

Robotic & Science Academy

Instructor: Michael Sifounios, Robotic & Science Academy (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)


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.

In this workshop children will "save the world" via a game that will run on Raspberry Pi.

Instructor: Stephen Chin, Oracle (USA)


Lego Wedos

3) Create a carnivore plant using Lego WeDo 2.0

Lego WeDo is a robotics hardware and software platform specifically designed to teach kids history, physics, mathematics etc. through games.

In this workshop children will build a carnivore plant by using a hub, a motor and a distance sensor.

Instructor: Fotini Verigou, Robotic & Science Academy (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)


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, Stephen Chin, Sebastian Daschner, Frank Dietrich, 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, 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, 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 excellect cooperation.