Enigma machine / Bombe emulator on a @Raspberry_Pi

Interesting image from the Big Bang Fair. This was built by GCHQ. This is what the card at the back says:

The Raspberry Pi Demo

The Cluster
The cluster is currently running a historically accurate, distributed Bletchley Bombe, capable of deciphering several flavours of Enigma encoded messages. In addition, individual nodes can function as historically accurate Enigma devices, to Army (3 wheel) or Naval (4 wheel) specifications.


7 comments for “Enigma machine / Bombe emulator on a @Raspberry_Pi

  1. 25 March 2013 at 12:42 pm


    Who can answer some questions about the project?
    I would like to rebuild it.

    Is there a link with some infos, docu an software?

    Thank You

    Greetings Markus

    • 25 March 2013 at 12:49 pm

      Sorry, the picture and caption is the only thing I know about it. Try searching around a bit for a GCHQ contact.

      • 25 March 2013 at 1:40 pm

        Sorry about the question. Is this site: http://www.gchq.gov.uk/ ? Have already asked via Twitter but received no response. Thanks.

        • 25 March 2013 at 1:59 pm

          That’s the one. Bear in mind this is the UK government, so you might have to find a particular person to direct questions to!

          • 25 March 2013 at 2:06 pm

            Thank you. Is not easy. But I try to find someone. 🙂 Hope that Twitter help.

    • 25 March 2013 at 12:50 pm

      For an Enigma-style project however, try looking at: http://mrpjevans.com/2012/11/enigma-pi/

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