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The Black Swan Project

The Black Swan Project is an ESP8266-based, secure, one-way communication channel.

It might be superfluous in the current conditions. But let’s suppose that a black swan event occured, causing the nationwide blackout, complete failure of the mobile network, or other unpleasant consequences.

It might seem like all electronic means of communication have disappeared (maybe except for radios and Bluetooth). Well, not all.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to tell you that this device will immediately fix the situation and bring the paradise to the earth, but at least it can be “a beam of hope in the sea of darkness,” at least you will be able to text your neigbhor.

In addition to that, this device utilizes a cryptographically strong encryption algorithm that is resistant to both eavesdroping and tampering.

Once set up, this device can work completely autonomously, without a need to ever be connected to the computer.

Supplies for the transmitter:

- ESP8266 x1
- 1.77 Inch TFT LCD with ST7735 x1
- Arduino Nano/Uno/Compatible board x1
- PS/2 Keyboard x1
- PS/2 Port x1
- 580 ohm resistor x1

Supplies for the receiver:

- ESP8266 x1
- Nokia 5110 display x1”

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