On the Subject of The Jumble Cycle
Ever get that felling of Deja-vu four times at once?
This module consists of a screen, eight labelled dials, and a QWERTY keyboard.
The labels on the dials, when decrypted and read from left to right, spell out an eight letter word.
Each letter has been encrypted by one of four different ciphers, depending on their colours.
(There will always be a pair of cyan labelled dials.)
Once deciphered, find the word in the table below, the word written below it is the word that should be entered.
Apply the same ciphers to the letters of the response word, and type out the encrypted response word using the keys.
The word is automatically submitted when eight keys are pressed.
The red button can be pressed at any time before the eighth key is pressed to cancel the input.
Inputting any of the eight letters incorrectly will cause a strike to be issued and reset the module.
White label: Caesar Cipher
The letter has been shifted forwards through the alphabet by the number of 45° clockwise rotations from north to the direction the dial is pointing.
Yellow label: Affine Cipher
The number N, for each dial, is the number of 45° clockwise rotations from north to the direction the dial is pointing.
(This number is between 0 and 7.)
Starting from A=1, the alphabetic position of each letter is multiplied by 2N+1.
26 is subtracted from the product until it falls within the range [1, 26].
This is the alphabetic position of the encrypted letter.