An Enigma Machine Built by 4-5 Students!

An Enigma Machine Built by 4-5 Students!

Winning Bid: $1,500
Value: $900
Item #: 42
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A digital replica of the original analog cipher machine built by Grayson students! The original (pre-war) Enigma code was initially broken in Poland and subsequently by a team of Bletchley Park cryptologists under the leadership of U.K.'s own Alan Turing who is one of the fathers of computer science. Bletchley Park's ability to break the Enigma code is believed to have shortened World War II by about 2 years. Enigma machines are an extremely rare and important part of computing history.  A real Enigma machine sold for $200,000 in 2011.

Imagine having this iconic device on your desk. Instructions and a beautiful wooden box from Ms. O and Mr. McDermott will allow you to encrypt/decrypt any information you wish using (still today) a very secure key.

More than 100 hours of work from our students, soldering, desoldering, succeeding, failing, and succeeding again went into the construction. Instructions are included along with different enigma settings and encoded messages. You'll  send and decode encrypted messages that not even Facebook can decipher!
Donated By: The Grayson School