HOW TO – Analog text encryption-compression technique

HOW TO – Analog text encryption-compression technique

This is fun, compress and “encrypt” text using a rubber band… from MAKE Instructable group member HAKRONE – “Using only a rubber band and permanent marker or ink pen, it is possible to encrypt and decrypt a text message using only the muscle power in your fingers.”Link.


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12 thoughts on “HOW TO – Analog text encryption-compression technique

  1. jovino says:

    So, this is the depths that make has stooped to?


  2. philliptorrone says:

    jovino – please :)

    out of the 20+ posts today (make your own high powered laser, DIY synths) it’s *more* than ok to have one playful post.

    a lot of parents like stuff like this… i could totally see this being a how-toons too…

  3. gr3g says:

    You forgot to mention that this analog encryption device has a built in ability to deliver itself to recipients. Alice and Bob have never had so much fun encrypting.

  4. WolfMan says:

    Really, it’s more obfuscation than encryption.

    *end hair splitting*

  5. JoeyBob says:

    We used to do this in elementary school (early 70’s), and this gave me a big nostalgic smile.

  6. mikiex says:

    “Really, it’s more obfuscation than encryption.

    *end hair splitting*”

    I would say its compression not obfuscation

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