I have never owned/used a Pi, so this is my first project. It may be a little ambitious, as I am unsure of how a lot of it would work.
Here's the idea: every week I record the audio for Sunday sermons at church. I would like to automate this process using the Pi.
Here's how I see the process working:
1. The Pi would have an audio input from the sound board (I'm thinking I'll use this for the input:http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-A ... f=pd_ybh_3)
2. Every Sunday, it would begin and end recording at a very specific time (maybe specified in a text file on the Pi)
3. When the recording stops, the audio file would be uploaded to DropBox, from which I could download and edit the audio
4. The audio file would then be deleted from the Pi's storage, as to not take up unnecessary space
An even more advanced version of this project could include a touchscreen, so that you could start/stop the recording manually.
I would like to do the programming in Python, which I am currently learning (I'm already a programmer, so I'm learning quickly).
I am pretty uncertain about how the audio would actually be processed/recorded/saved. Since it doesn't have a sound card, how are you able to record anything?
I'm definitely more of a software than hardware guy, so any suggestions/tips are welcome!