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Google’s education arm has donated $100,000 towards a joint project between Code Club and Technology Will Save Us which allows children to build and programme their own games console for just £60, thereby teaching them early essential skills for a potential lifetime in technology. Announced today, the kits are already on sale but the funding from Google’s RISE program will allow 900 kids to get their hands on one, plus sessions with Code Club to assemble them, for free. It’s comprised of 40 parts which need to be soldered to its custom circuit board and once the Arduino-controlled gaming machine is complete, the children can start programming their…

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