The riddle has been solved and we’ll be contacting the winner in the coming days. The comments section has now been locked until January. Thank you to everyone who played along!
The correct answer is: QUARTZ64
In the event you’re interested, you can learn more about the riddle here.
In the November Community Update I promised you a riddle concerning the naming of our upcoming range of RK3566 Single Board Computers.
The person to solve the riddle first will receive the first board straight from the production line. Leave your guess in the comments section.
If no one guesses correctly by then Monday, December 21, when the blog comments will get turned off due to the website being overhauled, then we’ll continue this community challenge on the forums. I’ll edit this post with a forum link if need be.
Between a Pine and a Rock
My origins are to be found
Heritage of the sun and sand
Locked in cogs circle round
Now here alone I stand
It all makes sense
Shifted one to the right
Look down and ahead
In your line of sight
The solution can be read
KDE PinePhone CE
time on a watch face
A clock or watch (PineTime)
That’s what I figured, too. Quartz64.
its simple, Pine Rock 64
if not that then its gon me 50% pine rock rk3566
Petrified Pine 64 or PPK64 for short
*cries QUARTZ in neo2 (like german dvorak, but different)*
Pine Tree’s ‘Branch’
Pines have roots. Roots are between the tree and the rocks. The roots give the pines life. The origins of life are yet to be found. Life is an endless cycle.
I may be reading too much into this…
PINE A64-LTS RTC
I’d like to throw my hat into the ring as well and suggest
Coming from a cogg like pine (the pinyone that groes in mexico) but pinion/pinyone seems far fetched so shift the y out. Sun and sand heritage? Well that is the mayans that is in mexico
Wistyx – letters to the left of each on a qwerty keyboard are QUARTZ.
The riddle refers to sun and sand which forms the basis of creating crystals.
The riddle refers to cogs circle around which is a reference to clocks and watches that use quartz crystals for keeping accurate time.
The riddle says now here alone I stand so we infer that the quartz is the bit we’re looking for from the clock/watch/gears reference.
Hence: answer is Quartz or Quartz64.
I think your logic make sense, but I bet the first one will be QuartzPro64.
It’s an analog pine time. So it has real watch hands with a digital display over it that’s invisible when turned off.
Quartz 64, Amberboard
Mulch or Mulch64
Straw or Straw64
needle or needle64 🙂
prism or prism64
How about “Silicone64” or just “Silicone”
Shifted 1 right is maybe a reference to the author’s timezone UTC +1.
Anyway, I hope it doesn’t have ‘rock’ in it, when your competition has boards named “rock pi”.
to be fair, the SoC is made by “rock”chip. And to my memory, the Rock64 came out before the rock pi.
Root64? Or maybe Obsidian64? Better than repeating the quartz answer everyone already gave tho 😀
Petro64 / PetroPine64
Quartz is between Pine and Rock, alphabetically. Weathering quartz makes sand, so that’s the heritage. Locked in cogs circled round: quartz is Si02, chemically, so a Silicone molecule with two oxygen molecules ‘circling round’. One to the right of Si on the periodic table is P(hosphorous). Looking down a line and ahead you have Selenium, Bromine, and Krypton. Bromine is a red liquid. So ‘the solution can be read’ means Bromine?
So, perhaps the BR64? Or Bromine 64? Krypton is a sexier name, but not a red solution!
Or it may be as simple as “16”
it would make a 1664 board 😛 free as free in beer ? ;P
Sorry i go out quick 😛
I already answered once but these are technically the same thing so: Ground, Dirt or Soil
I’ll be surprised if the answer to the riddle isn’t Bromine.
first attempt of the evening, i would guess carbon and thus carbon 64 ?
second attempt of the evening, i would guess nitrogen and thus nitrogen 64 ? even if i doubt this since it is too close to another brand
My last guess of the day 🙂
sphinx and thus sphinx64 i presume 🙂
just because of the riddle of the sphinx 😉
at lzast you will have collected a few cool name, you can produce board for a couple years now 😉
or ruby 🙂
Quartz64 / quartza64
quartz66, line of sight referring to the hands of the clock, and also because of rk3566
This is quite a difficult riddle 🤯
The best that I can think of is pine R64
(since there is an R locked in cogs (Rust language) shown at the pinetime page)
or pine K64
(same reasoning but with the KDE pinephone)
It could be “pineone” because of the message it refers to all their current products, it reminds me of “one for all Boku no Hīrō Akademia” jajajaja
I like the thoughts about using the periodic table. Although when all is shifted right, one might need to go one left. Then one down and ahead I see GErmanium and ARsenic.
A przy okazji, czy będzie zintegrowany fpga aby ten przyszły niedoszły moduł Wifi i BT można było przetestować w realu?
According me it has something to do with sunlight goiing through the trees.
I’m thinking of a RAY.