Puzzle No3 - Key Plea
Here at Design for Need we love problem solving. Can you solve this week's puzzle - Key Plea?
18th September 2017 - Design for Need, Puzzle
By Matt McClumpha
Here we are again! In this week's puzzle your friend has kindly given you her bike to borrow for the weekend so you can go extreme cross-country mountain biking (what an exciting life you lead). Can you unlock this puzzle?
Hint 1 - Try thinking about the process; how you will turn the key once it is inserted into the padlock.
Hint 2 - The two bits at the end of key A will prevent it from being able to fit into the keyhole.
Hint 3 - The bit at the end of key C is too long to be able to fit into the keyhole.
Both key A and C won't even fit into the keyhole in the first place. Key B however can be inserted into the key halfway and then turned 180 degrees to insert the key the rest of the way. To solve this puzzle you simply had to think about the process of opening the padlock. To see our process of for designing see our Introductory Blogs.
When I’m not designing our latest innovation or working on our website, I occasionally like to write blogs. Whether it be about our project work abroad, designing for international development or even a selection of intriguing puzzles for you to solve.