Adam and Jamie’s giant coding cryptex

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Adam and Jamie’s giant coding cryptex

Those inspired crazies at Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, built a giant, working coding cryptex. The device was built for a demo at the RSA Conference, held at the Mascone Center in SF, in April. Now the pair is auctioning it off on eBay. Proceeds from the sale will go to the EFF.

You can watch a video of the demonstration at the conference here (unfortunately, it appears this video no longer exists).

The auction page is here (action is no longer active and has been removed).

6 thoughts on “Adam and Jamie’s giant coding cryptex

  1. Bryan says:

    So it looks all messed up

    hmm, there should be some clever CRACK pun one could put in somewhere.

    1. A. Malley says:

      The words “Cryptologists do it in secret” sort of smell like security through obscurity. A better phrase would be “Cryptologists could do it in public, but never the same way twice” or “Cryptologists could do it in public, but no one could ape it fast enough”. It would require a bigger cylinder.

  2. Peter says:

    “Am I missing an eyebrow?”

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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