Hi Arduino Forum,
I have an ambitious project in mind which I would like to ask your advice on.
My goal is to build a set up which records spoken phrases and transcribes them to text (possibly utilizing Google's speech input API) before outputting them via Arduino to a thermal printer (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10438
I see the topic was raised by MarcoMarazzo in this old thread: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,86887.msg653887.html#msg653887
My current thinking on how to achieve this is to utilize an android handset running Android 2.1 or above and then to use the voice-enabled-keyboard in conjunction with 'Bluetooth Chat' application to record speech and pair it with the Arduino via bluetooth modem, similar to what is achieved in this tutorial:
Seeing as I am relatively new to both Arduino and programming I am looking to achieve my objectives in the simplest (and also most cost-effective way possible)
At the moment I am unconcerned about the accuracy with which speech is transcribed. I also anticipate that I may end up only able to process shorter snippets of speech rather than long recordings - that's fine!
Have any of you embarked on a similar project?
Is there a better way to achieve my objectives?
Would be great to know if I am heading in the right direction, therefore any advice or input would be much appreciated!