The original goal was to build a "mysterious looking device" that allowed players to enter in codes that were found through a series of puzzle hunts and interactive social gameplay. The box would give feedback on what kind of code it was as well as be programed to have two different endings or outcomes depending on which team won. I decided it would be easier to build a box out of the shell of some old vintage electronic that ideally featured dials and switches built in. After many lost ebay bids, i came upon a broken vintage National NC-33 Ham Radio from 1948. The rest of the work was retro fitting it. See project log for more details on the build.
How it works:
- When the box is switched on you hear static and see a yellow light. The device is ready for the codes to be entered.
- Once all three dials have been set, the player switches the bottom toggle to "send" state, the box will message back whether team blue or team red has entered any codes with a quick flash of either a red or blue led.
- If all three dials are set to red codes, the red team wins and hears a special message through the speaker just for them. The laser lights and smoke machine will be activated at the same time.
- If all three dials are set to blue, a different message will play as well as activating the smoke machine and laser lights.
*Due to the fact that this box will be used in future runs of this game publicly, I cannot show the actual winning video without spoiling it. I will post the "winning result" video when the run of the game is over.