Welcome to another episode of Mr. Puzzle, where we’ll be exploring a unique and intriguing electronic puzzle called Space PCB. Designed and created in Canada by Andy Gilker, this space-themed printed circuit board (PCB) puzzle features a 3D-printed body, a replaceable battery compartment, and an intriguing challenge to open the lid at the back of the puzzle.
The Space PCB puzzle is composed of three planetary systems, with each LED representing a planet. Some planets belong to multiple systems and can switch between them. The puzzle has three difficulty levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Each time you switch the level or turn the puzzle on and off, a random solution is generated that you need to achieve.
To solve the puzzle, you need to place the correct colors on the right planets. To do this, you can rotate the LEDs clockwise and counterclockwise around each planetary system, adding or removing lights at specific points. An important detail to note is that you can only remove lights at the black hole, which represents the Event Horizon.
Space PCB offers a unique challenge with its random solution generation and varying difficulty levels, making it an enjoyable and intriguing puzzle for enthusiasts. The puzzle works perfectly after some initial issues, and the creator, Andy Gilker, has been very responsive to feedback.
When you successfully solve the Space PCB puzzle, a secret compartment containing a USB astronaut is revealed. This fun reward adds a delightful touch to the overall experience.
If you’re looking for a different kind of puzzle that combines electronic components and creative problem-solving, the Space PCB is a fascinating choice. Share your thoughts on this unique puzzle and let us know if you agree with our difficulty rating in the comments. Until next time, keep on puzzling!