Visible Light Communications and Arduino

There has been a lot of press lately regarding the emerging technology of Visible Light Communications. Has anyone here looked into the feasibility of using the Arduino to experiment in this field?

Possible projects: + home automation modules to replace X10 type functionality + indoor position finding for robots or humans + Wifi replacement

I am just learning about the technology and am not at all sure if the Arduino would be the platform to work from. Perhaps dedicated digital signal processors are required due to the high speeds involved?

Is there anyone here with hands on experience?

I suspect the technology is out of reach for the home hacker for now. Here is an interesting presentation by researchers at the University of Oxford:

http://smartlighting.rpi.edu/resources/PDFs/Smart_Lighting_ERC_OBrien_11_02_08.pdf

bborncr: I suspect the technology is out of reach for the home hacker for now. Here is an interesting presentation by researchers at the University of Oxford:

http://smartlighting.rpi.edu/resources/PDFs/Smart_Lighting_ERC_OBrien_11_02_08.pdf

Well - that's a little bit different than what I was thinking - but I think if you wanted to start playing, you could start with this project (more for red LED long-distance communications, though):

http://ronja.twibright.com/

I'm sure something from it could be used as a base...

:)