A cryptex is a renaissance era puzzle or safe that was originally designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is now more widely known from the book, “The Da Vinci Code”, written by Dan Brown that has also been made into a movie. Da Vinci’s original concept included a fail-safe inside the cryptex that destroyed the contents if someone tried to force it open. This was achieved by a small vial of vinegar breaking open and dissolving the papyrus that was inside. The version that I designed does not include this, however it can hold much more than paper. I designed it to be a good size for most small items such as a flash drive (probably more than one), or jewelry. It can also be used as a unique gift for someone that is also given a riddle or clue and needs to solve it to get to whatever is inside. This instructable is fairly short, however it may be a bit confusing as to how to put it together and it took me a while to make a working model so I want to make sure others can make it as well.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Maker Business — Kickstarter shutters Drip, its Patreon-like competitor
Wearables — Epoxy and foam, BFFs
Electronics — Connect your grounds!
Biohacking — Vitamin-C + Gelatin for Accelerated Recovery
Python for Microcontrollers — Maintainable code is more important than clever code, FEATHER contest with Digi-Key + Hackaday, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit
Adafruit IoT Monthly — Helping Harry's Heart, CircuitPython meets AWS IoT and more!
Microsoft MakeCode — Lenticular Art Display with Crickit
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.