Daniel Rörick from Germany, surprised us with a smart looking high-tech
aluminum frame that holds his Enigma-E. It took him a few months to find
the right materials, but he is very satisfied with the result.
The nice details of this case are clearly visible in the images at the
bottom of the page. Click any of them to enlarge.
Daniel shares his experiences with you:
My point of view is: the Enigma-E will never be the same as a real Enigma,
even with a similar case. I really like several other cases on the
website, but my idea was to build a case with a more 'technical look'.
I found a good vendor of aluminum profiles for modelling (7.5 mm square)
I used the items to build a frame for the circuit board.
I then added semi-transparent plexiglass for the open faces,
so that you can have a look 'inside' the Enigma-E.
The images below should give you a good impression of what the finished
case looks like. The first image shows the complete (closed) box with
the Enigma-E still visible on the inside. The second image shows the
Enigma-E with the top lid removed and the flap (Klappe) open; ready for
use. Details of the various parts are visible in the other photographs.
Daniel found suitable aluminium profiles from Germany-based company Alfer.
The company produces a wide range of profiles for professional and DIY
applications. They also supply the plastic parts to connect the aluminium
profiles at the corners.
If want to have a look, we recommend to start with the German language
site first. Links to the company are available at the bottom of this page.