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1920s German encryption/decryption in a modern toy body
February 15, 2011 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Arduino plus programming plus children's electronic toy equals adorable Enigma machine! You can even make your own Enigma machine in an electronic toy body. Bonus Arduino Enigma fun: midi "enigma" machine hack, but no instructions.

Arduino (projects) previously, and the Enigma machine, previously.
posted by filthy light thief (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lovely stuff. Arduinos really do allow you to go from idea to reality quickly.
posted by scruss at 7:27 PM on February 15, 2011


It's just occurred to me how stupid it is that we teach our kids the ABCs using toys with an ABC type writer, then we all use a QWERTY arrangement.

Obviously, we can't change all the typewriters.

Lets change the alphabet...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 3:54 AM on February 16, 2011


Obviously, we can't change all the typewriters

reeeeally?
posted by LogicalDash at 4:27 AM on February 16, 2011


Who's got a good "How to get started using Arduino" link? Maybe like a few sample projects?
posted by Eideteker at 6:28 AM on February 16, 2011


Eideteker - see DU's post on Arduino.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:56 AM on February 16, 2011


I really could not deal with the heavy breathing in the first video. But it's pretty cool regardless. I have promised myself that after I slay my debt demons I will buy an Arduino kit and start playing with electronics.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 6:26 PM on February 16, 2011


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