Paper Enigma Machine

Download this one-page PDF file and print (I suggest using heavy card stock).  You can then cut out the strips at the right, and follow the directions on the page to build your own fully functional Enigma machine.

This machine is compatible with the original 3-rotor German Enigma used during World War II.  For simplicity it omits the "ring settings" and plug board, but the primary workings of the machine is captured in this model.

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