< ENIGMA MACHINE >
A cipher machine used by the Germans during World War II. This is a replica of the Enigma I used by the Army. It uses three out of five rotors that were available by the end of the war. Plugs were used for extra security, which swapped letters going in and out of the machine.
This replica was created using Visual Studio 2012 for a research project presented at the Twenty-First Annual Student Research And Creative Activities Symposium on April 19, 2013. click here for pdf of symposium program
- Mirror (one sided rotor)of the device can be set to three types
- Type UKW-A: used before the war
- Type UKW-B: used during the war
- Type UKW-C: used temporarily during the war
- Changeable rotors
- I,II,and III were originally provided with the machine
- IV and V were introduced later during the war.
- VI,VII, and VIII were used for the Naval Enigma (not provided)
- Entry rotor, only one was used during the war for this particular model.
- Mirrors, rotors, and entry rotor contain same wiring as the originals.
- Choose any of the three mirrors: A, B, or C.
- Choose any of the five rotors: I, II, III, IV, V.
- Type letters to indicate plugs (swaps) between letters.
- Type the message in the input section (no spaces, numbers, or new lines).
- Press the Encrypt/Decrypt button to display the encoded/decoded message.
</ ENIGMA >