On the Subject of Nixie Code
Who in the right mind thought it was wise to place this piece of 1955 tech onto a bomb?
This module consists of a box with 3 nixie tubes, each of them has a digit from 0-9 displayed in it, and a screen at the bottom right of the box, which indicates a stage count. When you press one of the nixie tubes, the digit within it will change to a different one, and the stage count will increase with 1.
To solve the module, determine the two reference tubes to find out what tube to press, then repeat this to create one of the codes below. When a correct code has been made, press the submit button in the middle of the module.
Pressing an incorrect nixie tube, or submitting the wrong code, will incur a strike. In the rare case that it might happen, this module will solve itself after completing stage 10.
Step A: Finding the primary reference tube.
To start the defusing process, you need to determine the two reference tubes. These are used for the table at step C to determine which tube to press.
The primary reference tube, from left to right, is...
- The 1st tube, always at stage 1, and also if the digit displayed in this tube is greater that the first digit of the serial number, or equal to the last.
- The 2nd tube, if the digit displayed in this tube is equal to either the amount of batteries or the amount of battery holders on the bomb.
- The 3rd tube, if neither apply.