On the Subject of Colorful Dials

Look at all the pretty colors... *Twist* *Twist* *Twist* *Twist*.

  • On the module, you will see 3 dials that are black, each with a small screen above it , a larger screen displaying a 3 digit colored number, a submit button on the top left, and 9 square colors.
  • The larger screen will display the 3 digit number in different colors.
  • Pressing one of the colored squares will toggle it. Pressing a dial with a toggled color will color that dial in that color. There are 8 different colors: (R)ed, (O)range, (Y)ellow, (G)reen, (C)yan, (B)lue, (M)agenta, (P)urple.
  • The black square with the X will reset the dials back to black.
  • Set each dial to the correct position/color and submit it at the correct time to disarm the module.
  • Submitting the wrong combination and/or submitting it at the wrong time will cause it to strike.

Step 1: Initial Colors/Positions

Follow the steps below:

  • A: Use the position of the colored square (1 - 8) that is the same color as the nth color of the 3 digit number as a column for the cardinal chart.
  • B: Use the color of the nth digit of the 3 digit number as the row for the cardinal chart.
  • C: The intersection in the cardinal chart will give you an abbreviated cardinal direction.
  • D: Use the nth color and digit of the 3 digit number and find the combination in the color grid below.
  • E: Count how many numbers around the nth dial that matches the color as the nth color of the 3 digit number.
  • F: Using the cardinal from step C and the number from step E, go in that direction in the grid from the square you found in step D that many times, plus 1. Wrap around the grid as needed.
  • G: The new square you end up on becomes the initial color/position of the nth dial.

Do this for each dial/digit to get your initial colors/positions. Paint each dial in that color and set the positions to that number.

Cardinal Chart

12345678
RedSNESESWENNWW
OrangeESNWNENSEWSW
YellowNWSWNWSESNEE
GreenSWWSSENEENNW
CyanSENWSWNWNEES
BlueNSEWESNWSWNE
MagentaWENESNWSWSEN
PurpleNENENWSWWSSE

Color Grid

O0G5M4C5P7Y3C8Y9C3B3
C2G6O9P2G2R2R0C4B2P1
M0P0G0M2G9C1O7B5Y6P6
O1M6R1G8B6O4B0P4M1Y1
C9B8G1C6O6O8R8C0Y4Y7
R7G3B7P5Y2O3R5M9B1Y8
M5P9R9C7Y0M8R3M7M3Y5
G4O2P8G7R4B4R6B9P3O5

Step 2: Final Colors/Positions

Follow the steps below using the same tables above:

  • A: Use the position of the colored square (1 - 8) that is the same color as the nth dial in reading order as a column for the cardinal chart.
  • B: Use the color of the nth dial as the row for the cardinal chart.
  • C: The intersection in the chart will give you an abbreviated cardinal direction.
  • D: Use the nth 2 digit number and use the first statement that is true below to get numbers A and B:
    • If the Serial Number's last digit is even, number A is the left digit and number B is the right digit.
    • Otherwise, number A is the right digit and number B is the left digit.
  • E: Use the color of the nth 2 digit number and number A to find the combination in the color grid to use as your starting square.
  • G: Using the cardinal from step C and number B, go in that direction in the grid from the square you found in step E that many times, plus 1. Wrap around the grid as needed.
  • H: The new square you end up on becomes the final color/position of the nth dial.

Do this for each dial/number to get your final colors/positions. Make sure to press the clear button so you can repaint and reposition the dials.

Step 3: Submit Time

Depending on the color of each 2 digit number, apply a mathematical operation to it:

TDN - Two Digit Number
LDN - Left Digit Number
RDN - Right Digit Number

  • Red: LDN2 + RDN2
  • Orange: (LDN - RDN)2
  • Yellow: (RDN - LDN)2
  • Green: RDN * LDN
  • Cyan: Round Down(TDN / (LDN + 1))
  • Blue: Round Down(TDN / (RDN + 1))
  • Magenta: TDN2 % (LDN + 1)
  • Purple: TDN2 % (RDN + 1)

After altering the 3 numbers, add them together, then take the digital root of the number. Submit when the last seconds digit on the countdown timer is equal to this number.