Hacking Future Engineers

By Micron Foundation - 2014-03-21

A new STEM-focused event in Boise is receiving a boost from Process Engineer Tristan Andreas, DRAM Designer and Senior Member Technical Staff Wen Li and the Micron Foundation.

The inaugural Hackfort, a new component of the Treefort Music Fest, is bringing local technology talent together with three days of talks, panels, demos, presentations, product launches and workshops—including two Hardware Hack sessions led by Andreas on Saturday, March 22. The initial “Circuit-Bending” hack session is open to kids aged 12–16 from noon to 2:00 p.m., and the workshop will involve disassembling musical toys, modifying circuits, and adding custom switches and knobs to make some new noises. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Andreas will host the “Bleep Drum” workshop for 16-year-olds and older, where participants will assemble a little four-sound drum machine to create their own expert beats.

In addition to the involvement of Andreas, the Micron Foundation is a sponsor of the Hackfort event to help promote STEM as an enrichment opportunity for the community. DRAM Designer and Senior Member Technical Staff Wen Li will also be sharing her thoughts about American values and education at Hackfort during a presentation titled “The American Value is the Foundation of Our Innovation in Technology.” Her presentation begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 21.

Additional details about Hackfort and the Hardware Hack sessions can be found at

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