Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Morse Codes


I have been a big fan of Doctor Who since the 90s movie, it was my first
exposure to Doctor Who and I liked it; Little did I know I wouldn't see
any new Doctor Who until 2005. From the first time Christopher Eccleston
told Rose to Run I was hooked.

September 1st of 2012 one of the best pieces of memorabilia was released
by The Wand Company, I had to order it within the first minutes it was
available on Thinkgeek (Plus I had a 30 dollar credit and a ton of geek points
to get a mini tardis. Luckily I had just ordered a bunch of AAA rechargable
batteries, So I was good to go as soon as it arrived.

Honestly I play with it more in FX mode than anything, and eventually
the morse codes started to bug me because I don't really have an ear
for the dashes and dots. Although, I can spot them very easily in a Wave
file. Somehow no one had managed to make a record of what the all the morse
were in the first week, I felt like surely someone must have, but the search
results they only show my results and a lot of sites just mentioning that
the Sonic Screwdriver HAS morse codes.

Anyhow I recorded each one on my phone, no special care was taken in the
recording, live with it. and I used SMS Free on android to type out the dashes
and dots I saw on the wave file from my recording to translate them. I know
not as cool as translating morse by ear on the fly but eh, it is what it is.

Official Write up.
When the Sonic Screwdriver is in FX Mode, its tip flashes once every 2 seconds. If it isn't moved for about 1 minute, the Sonic Screwdriver does an internal systems check and then flashes and beeps a short Morse code message confirming that it is OK. If the Sonic Screwdriver is left for long periods without being moved, then every 1963 flashes of the tip (about an hour), the Sonic comes to life and flashes and beeps one of 11 secret Morse code messages to tell you what it is thinking.

List of all 11 Morse Codes

SONICOK                      = ...--- -. ..-.-. --- -.-
SPOILERS                   = ... .--. --- .. .-.. . .-. ...
GALLIFREY                 = --. .- .-.. .-.. .. ..-. .-. .  -.--
TARDIS                      = - .- -.. .. ...
BOWTIESARECOOL      = -... --- .-- - .. . ... .- .-. .  -.-. .. .. .-..
RUNRUN                    = .-. ..- -. .-. ..- -.
GERONIMO                   = --. . .-. --- -. .. -- ---
COMEALONGPOND   =  -.-. --- -- . .- .-.. --- -. --. .--. --- -. -..
ITSBIGGERONTHEINSIDE = .. - ... -... .. --. --. . .-. --- -. - .... . .. -. ... .. -.. .
HELLOSWEETIE             =  .... . .-.. .-.. --- ... .-- . . - .. .
FISHFINGERSANDCUSTARD = ..-. .. ... .... ..-. .. -. --. . .-. ... .- -. -.. -.-. ..- ... - .- .-. -..


The list of Morse Codes is now Complete 11/11! Completed 9/18/2012

8 comments:

  1. Wow! That's so cool 😎 Like you, I have no ear πŸ‘‚ for Morse Code either, which is worse for me because I really want to learn Amateur Radio! I've loved 😍 watching Dr Who since I was very young in the early 80s and have had this Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control since it was released, but you're the first person I've found in all that time to have made a list! I G1'd it so hopefully more people will be as happy 😊 as I am!!! Thanks!!! ☺ 😊 😁 πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜„ πŸ˜… πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰ πŸ™Œ πŸ‘ πŸͺ 🌟 ❄

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  3. Hi again! I was just wondering what is wrong with the links to the sound files? Every single one of them gives an error... πŸ˜”

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  5. thanks mate I had decifered GALLIFREY,TARDIS and GERONIMO.
    It's great to get coconfirmation I was on the rite track and also saves me struggling with the rest :) so thanks again!!!

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  6. thanks mate I had decifered GALLIFREY,TARDIS and GERONIMO.
    It's great to get coconfirmation I was on the rite track and also saves me struggling with the rest :) so thanks again!!!

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  7. are the Morse code frases the same on the 10th and 11th doctors screwdrivers?

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  8. Actually I've found that if you press the button 8 times, there are a selection of quotes from Clara as well.

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