On the Subject of Hinges

Make sure the module doesn't fly at your face!

  • This module has eight hinge positions. Some hinges are attached, and some hinges are removed.
  • The module is disarmed over multiple stages. Repeat the following for each stage:
  • If this is the first stage, the starting position is the bottom right corner of the module.
  • Move off the starting position, clockwise around the module, to the first removed hinge. Assign the Roman numeral I to that position.
  • From position I, reverse direction to go counterclockwise. Assign a Roman numeral sequentially to each position with a removed hinge. Skip attached hinges.
  • After all removed hinge positions have a Roman numeral, continue counterclockwise to the next attached hinge. Assign the next Roman numeral to that position.
  • From that position, reverse direction to go clockwise. Assign a Roman numeral sequentially to each position with an attached hinge. Skip removed hinges.
  • Remember the position with Roman numeral VIII. This will be the starting position for the next stage.
  • Using the Roman numerals assigned to the top two hinges, look up a letter on the table below. Then, match that letter to a sequence of 8 Arabic numerals on the paired list below.
  • Using that sequence, press each attached hinge, in the order its Arabic numeral appears in the sequence. The positions are numbered 1 to 8, going clockwise from the top left corner, as illustrated. An incorrect press will incur a strike. Completing the sequence correctly will remove a hinge. If all hinges are removed, the module is disarmed. Otherwise, the next stage begins.
  1 2  
8     3
7     4
  6 5  
Top Hinge on the left
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIII
Top
hinges
on
the
right
IHEGCDAF
IIK GBKJFH
IIIGJ JAAEA
IVEHH GGKF
VAGKC JJE
VIEHDDD FB
VIIEBEKCDB
VIIIAFGDHCJ
A86732541
B26473518
C25734168
D76258413
E34856712
F71832546
G23546718
H15748632
J81475623
K23548671