Captain Herrmano's Mystery Box - a reverse geocaching puzzle
Today we'll be talking about Captain Herrmano's Mystery Box, a piece of hardware that I built over a year ago. But what is this box, what does it do, who was it built for and who is this Captain Herrmano anyway? This will be the topic of this article.
What is Captain Herrmano's Mystery Box?
The box is a so-called "reverse geocaching puzzle". The inspiration for this project was a reverse geocaching box built in 2009 by Mikael Hart. Unlike Mikael's version of the box, it's not enough to simply find and visit the target place. To unlock the treasure of Captain Herrmano, the player has to solve more tasks.
The special thing about this box is that it interacts with the player, and not just via text – it also has sound and light feedback, as well as other means of communication. But more about that later.
So who is this captain anyway? Captain Herrmano is an old pirate, whose spirit guards the chest and guides the player through the challenges. The chest, in turn, contains the pirate's treasure.
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