It's a (slightly updated) working reproduction of an Enigma machine! Wikipedia says it "makes use of 40-point rotors, allowing letters, numbers and some punctuation". It also appears to have Centronics printer connectors (what, no USB?)

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7 Responses:

  1. jerronimo says:

    there's also a paper version available as well! :D

  2. hexapod says:

    I wonder if they can sell it in France?

  3. pfig says:

    i've got a pocket enigma, and on the next trip to bletchley i'll buy the electronic kit. here.

  4. ydna says:

    I'm guessing the Centronics connection is for the printer.

  5. otterley says:

    Sadly, it's probably easier to engineer an Enigma machine than it is to build a USB interface to it. Centronics is well understood and simple.

  6. wfaulk says:

    It doesn't seem to have the additional rotors or the plugboard. And I wonder if it's compatible with any of the originals, what with all the extra characters. (The real ones were just A-Z, no numbers, no punctuation.)

  7. starrtennis says:

    Crazy Germans.