On the Subject of Touch Transmission

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  • Pressing the play button will cause the region within the center of the ring to play a series of 18 pulses. Each pulse will last one timer tick.
  • The pulses represent Braille, where a raised dot will be represented by the inside of the ring being raised, while a flat space will be represented by the area laying flat.
  • The pattern of the flashes spell a 3-glyph Braille word, but in one of three orders. The orders are specified below.

Standard Braille Order

Individual Reading Order

Merged Reading Order

  • When the three Braille characters are decoded, they should spell out an English word.
  • If the serial number contains a vowel, shift every letter of this word backwards one place in the alphabet. Otherwise shift the letters forward. Wrap around from Z to A.
  • Convert this word to Braille, prioritizing glyphs which can represent multiple characters. Read this sequence of Braille glyphs using the previously used ordering.
  • For each space in this order, if it has a dot, take its position within its own glyph and press that position on the module. Otherwise, continue to the next space.

Appendix D0T: Unified English Braille chart

a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
and
for
the
with
ar
bb
cc
ch
ea
ed
en
er
ff
gg
gh
in
ing
of
ou
ow
sh
st
th
wh