The Color Wheel Spin Of Death
and Other Communications

The Color Wheel is a low tech communication device that allows users to send messages from a distance. The device works using short hand version of the alphabet and colors to represent them. Not all the letters in the alphabet are represented to cut down on colors required. Many times a person can still read text with letters missing that are not required for the brain to recognize a word. The same word recognition works for scrambled letters too. I found an example of this online.

The pheeomnnal pweor of the hmuan mnid.

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the human mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

We figured all letters are not needed and this would help speed up the process of sending a message. Less colors means faster sending.

So, how does the Color Wheel work?

Choose a message you would like to send. Have the wheel handy and hold the color on the backside of the wheel. The front should have a cut out triangle where the color peaks through, notice this in the pictures to the right. Begin to spin the wheel. This will have to color appear as if it is taking up the whole of the wheel. At night you could use transluscent sheets with a light source behind so that the color can be seen at night as well. Ofcourse this is low tech so a fire would be needed. Remove the first color and continue with your other colors to complete your message.

This is a photo of setting up the colors and letters.

This is what the wheel looks like with color properly mounted behind.