Interesting, now we need an Arduino to support RFC 1149: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_over_Avian_Carriers.
Nevertheless, for large transfers, avian carriers are capable of high average throughput when carrying flash memory devices.
Back in the dark ages, we had two data centers maybe 40 miles apart, connected by a state-of-the-art 56KB line. Management wanted to move data over this channel, the usual method had been to drive magnetic tape up the highway in a station wagon. We implemented the desired functionality, but management was disappointed at the slow throughput. We did the math and showed how a station wagon full of mag tape had much higher bandwidth than the comm line. We named the comm program STAWGN.
Nice!please post the code and some more detail if you can. I am interested to have a look. Are you using any kind if encoding? Looking at the video, it seems like a long pulse high marks the beginning of transfer. Have you considered the issue of ambient light (daylight), or is it too early at this stage?Anders
Yes,laser beam is on my mind too. It would be very cool to use as an unusual and alternative wireless transfer technology. I think doing some basic encoding, such as Manchester encoding, on the signal will improve robustness a whole lot. That will probably help when doing longer distance.Are you willing to share the code? I am curious.Again, nice work!Anders