On the Subject of Faulty RGB Mazes

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Maze Templates

See the following pages for instructions.

Maze Defects

FlashesHexDefective spaces
10001lie neither on the edge nor on the center row or column of the grid.
01002are either 0, 3, or 6 spaces from the center of the grid.
11003have two odd or two even coordinates.
00104are either 1 or 4 spaces from the center of the grid.
10105lie on even rows.
01106are either 2 or 5 spaces from the center of the grid.
11107are one space from the edge of the grid.
00018are less than 2 spaces from the location the maze was entered from.
10019lie on the same row as the location the maze was entered from.
0101ahave one odd and one even coordinate.
1101bare more than 2 spaces from the location the maze was entered from.
0011clie on even columns.
1011dlie on the same column as the location the maze was entered from.
0111elie on the center row or column.

How to use the template

  1. The 7×7 grid on the module initially shows the position of three keys: one of each colour. Use the 'Mark key' (K) mode to mark the position of each key in its respective template.
  2. The seven-segment display shows three numbers, one in each colour, superimposed over each other using additive colour mixing. For each maze, select the corresponding number in the Maze field.
  3. The indicator LEDs in the corners of the maze show the orientation of each maze. There is an indicator for each colour, superimposed over each other. Use the '↔' and '↕' buttons to mirror each maze so that the indicators on the template match those on the module.
  4. The keys will flicker, giving a sequence of four bits each. For each of the four bits, if the key is visible, the bit is 1; if the key is not visible, the bit is 0. Each sequence corresponds to a set of defective spaces for its maze, according to the table above. Use the 'Mark fault' (F) mode to mark the defective spaces.
    To mark a row, hold Shift and click any space on it.
    To mark a column, hold Ctrl and click any space on it.
    To mark a diagonal, hold Alt and click the two end points.
    If the defective spaces are not fixed, select the appropriate fault in the 'Fault' field.
  5. Press any of the LEDs to enter the red maze. Use the 'Mark position' (P) mode to mark the starting position.
  6. Press an adjacent grey LED to move. Avoid hitting the walls of the mazes. Move to any non-defective space and mark the new position on the template.
  7. Press the white LED to switch to the green maze. You cannot switch mazes if the white LED is defective.
    The white LEDs in each maze are offset from each other by a fixed number of spaces in each direction. Use the 'Mark position and measure' (P) mode to mark the new position in the green maze. This will fill in the offset for the red maze.
  8. Repeat the previous two steps to move to the blue maze and find the remaining offsets.
  9. Use the 'Highlight' (H) mode or move your mouse pointer over each maze to see the corresponding positions in the other mazes.
    For each key, you may use the 'Mark goal' (G) mode to mark positions in the previous maze that will allow you to reach the key after switching to its own maze.
  1. Once all three keys are collected, the seven segment display will change. Press the 'Clear goal marks' button to clear the key and goal marks.
  2. The three components of the seven-segment display will change.
    One of the components is a number. This gives the row the exit lies in.
    One of the other components is a letter. This gives the column the exit lies in.
    The remaining component is a random pattern that is neither a number or a letter. The exit lies in the maze that is the same colour as this component.
    Use the 'Mark key' (K) mode to mark the position of the exit.

Seven-segment display reference

Each component may be shown normally or inverted: segments that would normally be on are off and vice versa. The digits a–f are always lowercase.

Columns B and D are shown in lowercase to disambiguate them from 8 and 0; the rest of the columns are uppercase letters.