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April 11, 2006

DIY Enigma Machine

at 6:22 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Want your own piece of history? Why not build an Enigma machine. This Enigma kit is not a true reproduction since it uses modern components. For example LEDs replace the original lamps, but the operation is the same!

“During WWII the German army used Enigma coding machines to encipher most of their radio messages. At the time the Germans were convinced that this machine was unbreakable, but recent history has proven them wrong. For most of the war, the Poles, and later the British and Americans managed to decipher the German messages which is now believed to have shortened the war by some 2 years. ”