The Arduino Uno microcontroller is a pretty impressive little number – so impressive, in fact, you can turn it into a fully-working Enigma Cipher Machine.
I know I’ve been banging on about this project a little lately, but I was pretty damn chuffed when it started working (it’s one of the most complicated pieces of code I’ve had the pleasure of putting together!).
Now, the full story has now gone up on the APC magazine website.
What’s cool about it is that the hardware is actually pretty simple – you don’t have to put it into a finished box has I have but it does make the job a little easier.
The only extra bit of hardware you need is the PS/2 socket for the keyboard to enter your data in. Other than that, it’s just a 16×2 LCD shield on top of an Arduino Uno.
If you’re looking for the code, you’ll find it on that APC mag page.