This will not be on the exam.

October 12, 2008

During the process of authoring, photographing, and recording our CompTIA A+ certification videos, my home-office tends to be visited by most of my family. My seven year-old son has taken a keen interest in the pieces of technology thrown about the room, and he’s become quite adept at building and dismantling motherboard components.

This weekend the outside world joined the home-office world with the creation of our first lego-based network adapter card. Running at 100 lego-bits, this LCI (Lego Component Interconnect) adapter bears a striking resemblance to some other personal computer technology.

Here’s a picture of some of the inspiration I keep around the office:

In this close up, the LCI interface is clearly visible:

The LCI network interface adapter connection can be seen here:

Do you think he’s ready for the certification test?


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  1. Robert says:

    This is brilliant! I am a huge fan of Lego myself despite the age. Will definitely introduce that idea to my kids 🙂

  2. RickeG says:

    Now, that is cool!

  3. Raymond says:

    Would that be a 32 or 64-bit lego NIC? Either way, I can see he’s already way ahead of me!

  4. Lolo says:

    That is too cute. Yes, I think he is well on his way.