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How did the Enigma Machine work?

Jared Owen

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Published on Dec 11, 2021
Let's use 3D animation to go inside the Enigma Machine!
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Thanks to the Dan Perera for his help creating this animation.
His website: www.EnigmaMuseum.org

⌚Timestamps:
00:00 - Intro
01:01 - Encryption
02:42 - Enigma Machine
04:23 - Simple Circuit Example
05:23 - Inside the Machine
06:15 - Rotors
08:51 - Plugboard
10:08 - Keyboard Mechanism
12:14 - The Circuit
13:15 - Circuit Recap
14:38 - Rotor Mechanism
17:06 - Machine Settings
18:14 - Brilliant

Further reading on a some things that I couldn't include in the video:
-Changes/improvements to the Enigma Machine: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_machine#Models)
-The number of possible enigma settings is 10^23 (https://ciphermachines.com/enigma)
-How the machine was broken by the allies: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptanalysis_of_the_Enigma)
-The bombe machine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombe)
-Alan Turing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing)
-Breaking of Enigma was classified until the 1970s (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/spies/ciphers/enigma/default.htm)

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🌐Sources:
https://youtu.be/ASfAPOiq_eQ - The Enigma Machine Explained (World Science Festival)
https://youtu.be/QwQVMqfoB2E - How the Enigma machine works
https://youtu.be/TYX691q2J2c - Imitation Game: how did the Enigma machien work?
https://youtu.be/mcX7iO_XCFA - The Inner Workings of an Enigma Machine
https://youtu.be/G2_Q9FoD-oQ - Enigma Machine (Numberphile)
https://youtu.be/V4V2bpZlqx8 - Flaw in the Enigma Code (Numberphile)
https://youtu.be/lsv_Li2FXzw - Enigma Cipher Machine History | Ralph Simpson | Talks at Google

http://users.telenet.be/d.rijmenants/en/enigmatech.htm
https://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/enigma/working.htm
https://brilliant.org/wiki/enigma-machine/
https://ciphermachines.com/enigma

🟠This animation was made with Blender 2.93 - then I rendered it with Blender 3.0(Cycles Render)
www.blender.org

🎵Music (soundstripe.com):
"Swan" by Enoch Yang
"A New Horizon" by Cloud Wave
"Dawning Sprite" by Lincoln Davis

I purchased a 3D model of the Enigma Machine for this video (I then had to create most of the inside):
https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/max-enigma-cipher-machine/928029

🎧Here is some of the gear that I use for animation:
Graphics Card: GTX 1080ti https://amzn.to/3gVoM1J
CPU: i7-8700k https://amzn.to/2TWgbnw
Motherboard: Asus Prim Z370-A https://amzn.to/2t4EVth​​
Microphone: Samson Go Mic https://amzn.to/3vPFXqM
Mouse: Logitech G600 https://amzn.to/3gTqCSd
Chair: Staples Gaming Chair https://amzn.to/31hNgKS

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