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A project log for Mystery 6502 program for the Kim Uno #1kBChallenge

The #1kBChallenge inspired me to dust off the Kim-Uno and write an Enigma Z30 simulator. This is a very rare numbers only Enigma Machine.

Arduino Enigma 01/04/2017 at 12:000 Comments

Some new code was added to be able to change the machine settings without exiting to the KIM-1 monitor. From within the main screen (00 on the right two digits), push the [B] button and the screen will show 0123 F1. The numbers on the left are the rotor types. There is only one reflector type, so a 0 is shown in its place. The up/down buttons used to change the rotors in the normal view can be used to change the rotor types. To accept the new rotor types, push [B] again. If an invalid rotor combination is selected, EE is shown on the two right digit.

Once any combination of 1,2,3 is entered, pushing [B] again will take us to the ring setting screen. The screen will initially show 1111 F2. The numbers on the left are the ring settings for the reflector and the 3 rotors. Again, the up/down buttons can be used to change the settings to any value between 0000 and 9999. Pushing [B] again returns to the main screen (00) and the machine is now ready to encrypt numbers with the current settings.

While on the F1 or F2 screens, the machine will not accept a numeric input to encrypt. Pushing [GO] in any of the 3 screens will zeroise the encryption key to its default value of 1,2,3,1,1,1,1,4,3,2,1 This use of the [GO] button can be disabled in either screen independently by changing the location of a jump in the code.

The new program size is 703 bytes. Counting the bytes for the Kim-1 ROM keyboard and display routines adds 150 bytes for a total of 853 bytes. We can now fully configure the machine from within the program. The only time the KIM-1 monitor is needed is to launch the program by typing [AD] 0500 [GO]