On the Subject of The Bamboozling Button

Let's try not to count next time...

This module consists of a coloured button with two lines of text written on it and a screen that displays a message that is broken into five parts.

Of these display texts:

  • The second is always the word "THEN".
  • The third ends with a colon.
  • The fourth and fifth are coloured.

The cells in the table below are denoted by ( i , j ) where:

  • i is the index of the row labelled with the relevant text that appears on the module.
      Starting with "A LETTER" = 0:
    • D1 to D5 refer to the rows labelled with each of the five parts of the displayed message.
    • B1 and B2 refer to the rows labelled with the upper and lower lines of text on the button.
  • j is the index of the column labelled with the relevant colours that appear on the module.
      Starting with "WHITE" = 0:
    • [D4] and [D5] refer to the columns labelled with the colours of the fourth and fifth parts of the displayed message.
    • [B] refers to the column labelled with the colour of the button.

These display texts, their colours, the text on the button, and the colour of the button will all be required to obtain the two times when the button should be pressed for each stage.

Section 1: Special Cases

  • If the upper line of text on the button matches any of the five parts of the displayed message, double-tap the button when the last digit of the timer is
    (D4 , [D4]) mod 10.
  • Otherwise, if the lower line of text on the button matches any of the five parts of the displayed message, double-tap the button when the last digit of the timer is
    (D5 , [D5]) mod 10.
  • Otherwise, continue to the next section.

Section 2: Default Case

Find the following values in table:

  1. V1 = ( D4 - D1 , [B] )
  2. V2 = ( D5 - D3 , 14 - [B] )
  3. V3 = ( B1 , [D4] )
  4. V4 = ( B2 , [D5] )

Section 3: Punctuation

Use the values you have obtained to determine the two times the button should be pressed.

If the first display ends with a comma, then X = V3 + V4 and Y = V1 + V2.
Otherwise, X = V1 + V2 and Y = V3 + V4.

If the whole message is appended by-

  • single inverted commas, then press the button when the sum of the two last digits is (X mod 9) + 3, and again when it is (Y mod 9) + 3.
  • double inverted commas, then press the button when the sum of the two last digits is (2X mod 9) + 3, and again when it is (2Y mod 9) + 3.
  • no inverted commas, then press the button when the last digit is X mod 10, and again when it is Y mod 10.

Submission Info

Once the button has been pressed, the screen will turn off and will not turn back on until the button is pressed again.

If both button presses are timed correctly, the module will advance to the next stage, indicated by a light on the side turning green.

If either button press is timed incorrectly, a strike will be issued.

If the module issues two strikes in a row, it will reset back to stage 1.

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012345678910 1112 1314
A LETTER 0-10 8 6 10 6 -5 6 3 7 3 -4 -9 0 -1 0
A WORD 18 5 -2 -4 -5 8 7 10 8 7 -8 -8 2 1 -6
THE LETTER 2-8 2 -6 -8 -4 5 -1 4 4 -5 8 2 7 -4 6
THE WORD 33 9 8 -1 -3 -9 0 10 6 -2 7 3 3 -2 0
1 LETTER 45 -3 7 9 4 -6 10 6 -4 -6 -5 -2 5 -7 3
1 WORD 5-10 3 9 6 -9 0 9 1 -9 9 0 -4 -4 0 9
ONE LETTER 6-9 -9 4 10 -5 -9 1 8 0 7 -3 8 3 1 5
ONE WORD 77 -5 9 0 -9 0 -8 6 -7 -4 -9 -6 9 2 1
B 83 2 -5 1 9 10 3 -4 7 -5 -108 8 9 10
C 9-5 8 -1 -1 -1 -8 2 -6 -9 10 -4 2 6 -2 -9
D 101 10 -3 -10 -10 10 9 5 7 3 6 -5 2 4 -6
E 11-2 3 8 -9 -2 -9 7 -5 10 8 9 10 -2 10 2
G 126 -4 10 -8 1 7 6 9 5 -1 -7 2 -9 -1 -4
K 135 2 -9 3 -5 9 1 0 -8 -4 10 -4 2 5 3
N 141 5 3 8 -2 -7 -6 2 -2 6 -2 -5 -4 -7 -2
P 15-102 7 9 -4 -10-10-9 5 4 -4 4 7 -6 1
Q 167 9 3 -3 1 -6 1 8 7 2 -10-5 9 -5 6
T 17-6 -10 -2 2 6 6 -2 8 6 5 5 -6 -8 3 -10
V 18-9 -9 -10 3 7 2 -4 4 -1 7 3 9 -3 7 -4
W 19-7 10 -8 2 -4 -2 1 -4 5 10 5 -3 -8 -5 9
Y 20-10-5 9 10 2 -4 6 -2 -1 3 10 -4 2 7 -7
BRAVO 21-7 -10 2 5 8 7 -6 -6 -10-8 -2 6 1 6 10
CHARLIE 22-3 7 1 -5 -5 5 -1 -7 2 7 2 -9 -6 -6 -8
DELTA 234 -8 0 -10 5 5 2 -8 -6 -8 10 2 -7 4 -3
ECHO 24-8 8 5 9 9 6 9 5 -3 7 -9 3 8 -9 1
GOLF 25-1 10 4 -5 -8 3 8 2 -9 -3 -4 1 -3 1 8
KILO 26-5 -4 2 0 -9 -2 -4 4 5 5 8 -7 -1 -7 10
NOVEMBER 274 10 -7 1 9 3 -6 -2 1 0 -4 9 9 -5 4
PAPA 287 -2 9 -9 4 0 -4 -8 -2 -6 -5 7 0 7 -8
QUEBEC 29-8 -6 -4 3 -4 6 5 9 9 2 -108 1 6 7
TANGO 30-1 -7 -7 -8 3 -1 10 -9 -3 -4 7 9 4 -3 -9
VICTOR 316 0 1 8 0 7 8 7 9 -10-6 0 1 -8 4
WHISKEY 32-7 9 5 1 9 10 10 4 0 8 6 -8 5 0 -9
YANKEE 3310 10 1 2 -2 9 -2 8 8 9 8 7 3 -5 -1
COLOUR 347 1 6 -9 -8 3 10 -9 7 8 9 0 -1 10 4
RED 35-4 0 -2 -3 7 -2 5 3 -8 5 1 -5 -3 -9 3
ORANGE 36-3 -10 7 3 5 2 6 -4 -2 -6 -6 0 4 -7 -1
YELLOW 377 8 -6 6 -6 10 -8 -5 1 -4 1 -2 3 1 -2
LIME 38-3 2 -7 7 -1 6 9 2 7 2 4 3 -106 7
GREEN 39-8 -5 10 -4 -5 -5 -1 6 -8 6 0 4 10 2 -9
JADE 40-6 -7 9 -6 -1 -7 -10-3 -6 7 -1 2 7 8 -1
CYAN 416 -8 4 9 -8 -1 3 1 9 9 -3 -4 3 -4 -7
AZURE 420 -4 -9 -9 5 -8 10 10 0 0 -7 -1 4 5 -9
BLUE 434 6 3 -3 8 -5 0 8 -7 8 -5 -8 -4 2 -10
VIOLET 441 3 -7 -5 -4 6 -6 -4 4 6 -1 3 2 -4 -6
MAGENTA 454 -5 -3 3 -7 9 -8 -102 -5 -7 2 8 -2 -2
ROSE 46-6 -2 6 10 -10 7 -3 -8 -4 7 7 4 -8 -7 1
IN RED 471 -10 3 -9 5 -7 6 -3 9 1 -4 8 1 -8 -9
IN YELLOW 487 -8 -2 -3 -2 -1 -9 7 2 8 5 -8 -6 -1 4
IN GREEN 49-5 6 -10 5 6 6 -4 8 -6 -4 5 -9 1 -4 3
IN CYAN 508 2 8 8 -5 -2 -2 -7 4 8 3 5 3 -2 -6
IN BLUE 519 6 0 -7 -3 9 -8 -8 -1 10 7 -3 -8 -10-9
IN MAGENTA 52-8 0 -9 1 -4 7 9 3 8 -1 2 8 6 3 4
QUOTE 53-9 -8 9 -4 -2 5 -6 10 0 -8 9 -6 2 7 10
END QUOTE 547 0 -6 9 6 -1 10 3 6 6 -7 -3 -5 -9 2
01234 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 121314
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Appendix: Button and Display Text Colours



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