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How did the Enigma Machine work?

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Jared Owen

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_...)
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/Cryptan...)
The bombe machine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombe)
Alan Turing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Tu...)
Breaking of Enigma was classified until the 1970s (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/s...)

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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_Q9FoDoQ 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/...
https://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/e...
https://brilliant.org/wiki/enigmamac...
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/3dmodels/...

Here is some of the gear that I use for animation:
Graphics Card: GTX 1080ti https://amzn.to/3gVoM1J
CPU: i78700k https://amzn.to/2TWgbnw
Motherboard: Asus Prim Z370A 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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