Month: May 2011

Hardware Random Number Generator

I’ve been playing with various ciphers and encryption schemes, and needed a true random number generator to ensure secrecy. A Pseudo Random Number Generator uses a algorithm to produce a pseudo random number. If the algorithm can be determined, so can the outcome. A Hardware Random Number Generator uses a external event (sound, light, atmospheric …

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Magnetic Core Memory Project – Retro Memory for your Arduino

Magnetic core memory was the most widely used form of digital computer memory from its birth in the early 1950s until the era of integrated-circuit memory began in the early 1970s. Aside from being extremely reliable, magnetic core memory is an appealing technology because it is based on a very simple idea. A core, a …

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