Published By Roger Wibberley .
Francesco already indicated the correct starting position of the clock as follows:
The inner circle is, for each successive reading, rotated inside the outer circle so that the single white triangle now points to where on the last reading the double triangle had been, and the same process is continued after each new 12-bit sequence has been read.So after having written down the reading of step one above (010001110101), the inner part is now to be rotated so that the single white triangle now points to the 9 o’clock position (where the double white triangle had previously been[above]). This now gives position 2 in the sequence:
The inner “magic” sector now reads 0011, while the double arrow now points outwards to the string that reads 01001011, thereby completing the second character, and providing the third.
Here the “magic” sector gives 0100 while the outer sector reads (at the top above the double arrow) 11110101.This gives:010011110101(This is the fourth8-bit character + the first half of the fifth.)
In the next step, the inner circle is rotated so that the single triangle points to the 12 o’clock position (since that is where the double triangle previously was). This shows as:
The “magic” inner sector reads 0100 while the outer sector pointed to by the double triangle reads 01001110, completing character 5 and adding character 6. (This happens to be the same sector for both coded circles in this single clock alignment.)
Here the inner circle is again rotated so that the single triangle points to where the double triangle previously did.The inner “magic” sector now reads 0100, while the new position of the double triangle points to 10110101.This reveals character 7 and the first half of character 8.
Here the white triangle points to 3 o’clock (where the double triangle had previously been).The two codes to read are 1000 (the “magic”inner sector) and 01001011 (pointed to by the double triangle).This gives 100001001011 (being the completion of character 8 and the whole of character 9).
Here the white triangle points to 3 o’clock (where the double triangle had previously been). The two codes to read are 1000 (the “magic”inner sector) and 01001011 (pointed to by the double triangle) .This gives 100001001011 (being the completion of character 8 and the whole of character 9). Again the inner circle is rotated so that the single triangle points to where the double previously was(upper left). The two codes to read are 0101 (“magic” inner sector) followed by 11010100 –again signaled by the double triangle position.This yields character 10 followed by the first half of character 11.
To assemble all this information, all the revealed strings must be concatenated in the exact sequence given. This will appear as follows (each line representing successive clock positions from 1 to 8):
This forms a single concatenated string of 8-bit binary characters, though to make it clear they can be so expressed (without any change in meaning) as:
When this string is converted into ASCII the following string of characters emerges:
This may not yet look very promising as a result, but there is a final twist that will clarify things.
Any of the above images will show that the original Robella formation contained inside one of its outer large triangles six smaller ones. In this regard the number 6 has now to be applied to all the coded values previously arrived at, but with respect to their decimal values!
The following chart may clarify things:
WE CAME IN HERE
The 2013 Robella formation was always part of the larger design, though remained uncompleted (as Francesco Grassi stated). Without the missing pieces that were to be completed the following year, its code is meaningless. Also, without the Robella code the later Marocchi formation is also meaningless, since it lacks the 4-bit strings needed by combining the clock positions with the earlier one. They were both, therefore, designed and engineered by the very same person in a manner that provides an extremely subtle and clever‘dyptique’ using skill and imagination. Its ‘message’, however, remains extremely simple, basic and down-to-earth–being indeed a quotation from a Pink Floyd album.
Roger Wibberley–16th July 2014