Archive for June, 2015

Turing-Welchman Bombe update.

June 24th, 2015

A quick update on my Bombe project. I am too lazy to write it all up in detail so here is a film! I had sent links to the previous update to the various geek sites but no one was interested I guess. Not geeky enough? Even with a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino AND a homemade […]

A Turing/Welchman Bombe.

June 14th, 2015

This is the next step after my Enigma machine wristwatch project and putting my Orwell computer into a case. The next step was to investigate and hopefully simulate the Turing/Welchman Bombe. The Bombe is the machine used by the British in WW2 to help decode Enigma encoded messages. If you saw the film The Imitation Game you […]

Turing Welchman Bombe BASIC code.

June 14th, 2015

This is a follow on from my software Bombe post here: http://www.asciimation.co.nz/bb/2015/06/14/a-turingwelchman-bombe The code is written to run on my home made Orwell 6502 computer. Orwell runs a modified version of MS Basic which is the same BASIC run on many 80s computers so this code should be easily portable to run on any similar machines. The […]

Railway table glass.

June 7th, 2015

I finally got organised and ordered the glass for my railway table! I got a piece of 8mm thick, toughened glass for it which cost $416 NZ. Was well worth it though. First I had to prepare the edges where the glass sat. The drop to the tongue on the old floorboards making up the top […]