# A Bit of Light

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start

To start, ignore the bottom row and process the remaining 2x3 cells as braille.

color

In line with the electronic theme of the puzzle, the colors are resistor colors, so they each give an eight-digit integer.

hex

When the numbers given by the resistor colors are converted to hexadecimal, you should see that only certain hex digits appear ever appear, and only in a certain order. Try writing all seven hex digits in order and see if you can figure out what they are.

ssd

To figure out what the acronym SSD means, think about how can a digit be represented by seven lights. Once you figure out, look up how the lights are labeled A,B,C,D,E,F,G as there is a standard order.

1919, case

Look for the United States patent issued on the specified date with the given case number. Follow the procedure with the two equal-length hexadecimal strings.

Machines these days use eight bits to store a character, but it seems like we could get by with just six. Or maybe seven?
12   10 01 10 00 10 10 10 01 10 10 10 00 10 01 11 01 01 00 01 10 00 11 10 01 00 10 10 11 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 11 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00
34   00 10 01 00 10 11 00 10 10 10 01 00 00 10 00 10 10 00 11 01 00 11 01 11 00 11 01 00 01 00 11 01 11 01 11 11 11 01 11 01 11 10 11 10 11 10 11 01 11 01 10 11 10 11 11 11
56   11 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 10 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 11 01 00 10 10 10 00 11 01 00 00 00 00 10 11 10 01 11 11 00 00 00 00 01 00 01 00 01 01
78   00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00